Recycling responsibly

When it comes to disposing your WEEE waste it is important to choose a recycling company that has up to date licences issued by the Environment Agency. Here at ECL Ltd, you can be rest assured that we hold all the relevant licenses, insurance, and are accredited as an Authorised Approved Treatment Facility (AATF). We have regular inspections to ensure we are operating best practices.


ECL are a fully approved AATF site; our licence covers the entire process from collection, treatment, recycling and disposal.


We ensure that all relevant legislation is adhered to: Vehicles licensed for waste carriage, Premises licensed for the recycling waste, Public liability and Professional indemnity insurances, Approved Authorised Treatment facility (AATF) allowing us to issue "WEEE certificates" where necessary, CDG (Carriage of Dangerous Goods) for transporting hazardous material.


View a PDF of our Licence here:

Beware the 'Waste Cowboys': why hiring someone to take rubbish away could land you a £5,000 fine

If your waste turns up where it should not be you may be liable to a £5,000 fine and even imprisonment. Ignorance of the law is no excuse: every individual and business has a duty of care to correctly dispose of their waste. 


Councils say they are seeing increasing numbers of the bogus waste removal men advertising their services on social media sites. They have been warned of criminal prosecutions if a person or business falls for a growing criminal industry of “Facebook fly-tippers” who pose online as legitimate waste removal companies. Although the use of social media by bogus waste collectors appears to be a growing trend, there are also dozens of cases of people being caught out by using a man-with-a-van recruited elsewhere. Rouge and bogus house clearance firms and rubbish removal companies are operating throughout the entire UK and illegally fly-tipping the waste they charge you to collect and dispose of. Our parks, our back lanes, our countryside and our streets are being targeted daily.

Don’t become a victim of this crime by employing, hiring or appointing rouge and bogus firms. Insist on seeing a real and genuine copy of their waste carrier’s certificate and licences and keep a record of the details just in case.