Responsible WEEE Recycling in Bournemouth
A century ago, such services were unheard of, yet in today’s modern, technology-driven society, there has never been a greater need for responsible WEEE recycling. Bournemouth customers looking to offload unwanted electrical devices should always enlist the assistance of a professionally certified team. Here at FDS Waste Services Ltd, we are just such a team providing outstanding WEEE recycling services.
What is WEEE?
WEEE, or Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment, is a hot topic at present given the sheer dominance of technology within our society. Whenever a new device is released, older more obsolete models are quickly resigned to a landfill site. While the device itself is usually harmless, the materials and equipment used in its manufacture are often hazardous.
For customers living in Bournemouth, WEEE recycling is a service that we’re happy to provide to prevent hazardous waste from ending up in landfill sites.
From February 2003 onwards, it became mandatory under law to mark any electronics with a crossed-out bin symbol. Any item that has a plug or takes batteries needs to be disposed of through WEEE recycling. Bournemouth, such items include:
- Printers and Scanners
- Keyboards and Mice
Many of these items contain materials such as gold, silver, copper, and palladium, which can contaminate soil and water sources. These materials are easily recycled through WEEE recycling. Bournemouth residents and business owners who require this service should read on.