Small Electricals

What Urbaser’s Small Electricals service can do for you

Urbaser’s Small Electricals service, which falls under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) regulations, provides our customers with an easy way to remove and recycle their waste small electrical items. Under the WEEE Regulations 2013, businesses must store, collect, treat, recycle and dispose of the WEEE material separately from their other waste. They must also keep proof that their WEEE materials were given to an authorised waste management company, like Urbaser, for disposal in an environmentally sound way.

Urbaser’s Small Electricals service allows businesses to remove WEEE waste from their premises in a compliant way, whilst also demonstrating their commitment to recycling.

What is small WEEE?

Small WEEE is electrical or electronic equipment that has come to the end of its useable life, and covers a range of smaller items which use electricity, usually via a plug or batteries. Commonly recycled small WEEE items are:

  • IT and telecommunications equipment
  • Small kitchen appliances, e.g. toasters, kettles and blenders
  • Monitoring and control instruments
  • Phones, DVD players and remote controls
  • Electrical and electronic tools
  • Hair dryers, straighteners and curlers

Why choose us?

Urbaser offers tailor-made solutions to managing your business’ recycling requirements using sustainable methods of collection and onward processing. When items can’t be recycled, we can help companies to improve their green credentials by implementing strategies to achieve Zero Waste to Landfill.

Should you require it, then we can use our industry experience to help you to better identify your needs, such as identifying the best suited size and number of containers, or the best frequency of collection. We can also offer you an entirely paperless service using, using electronic invoicing and duty of care notices.

We supply our customers with recycling posters to be displayed within their business premises, making it easy to see which items can and cannot be recycled in our containers.

Urbaser also offers its customer exciting advertising opportunities through the use of large digital advertising screens attached to the sides of our vehicles. If you would like to advertise with us on the go, then please get in touch.

What happens to my WEEE recycling after collection?

All WEEE collected by Urbaser goes to a suitable WEEE reprocessing facility where it is sorted, cleansed and broken down into parts. These parts then undergo a variety of additional levels of processing, depending on what they are made out of, to remove any hazardous materials, and segregate desirable materials like gold, silver, copper and palladium. Remaining materials are sent on for further recycling or reuse where possible.

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