At ECL Ltd we offer a full and comprehensive recycling service for all your electrical items including hazardous electrical goods such as Monitors, Fridges, Batteries and luminaries.
You must keep different types of hazardous/special waste separate.This includes WEEE that contains hazardous components or substances such as:
polychlorinated biphenyls, eg in capacitors
ozone-depleting substances, eg in fridges and freezers
nickel cadmium batteries
cathode ray tubes, eg in some televisions and older computer monitors.
If you are unsure whether your WEEE waste contains Hazardous components, give our experienced team a call to discuss your requirement.
IT Equipment, Computers & Monitors
The Landfill regulations and WEEE Directive state that Businesses and household users are no longer permitted to dispose of IT equipment through the general waste stream. The protection of data contained on Mobiles, Tablets and Computer hardware adds additional complications. ECL offers a professional recycling route that treats redundant IT equipment in line with all current UK legislation, whilst keeping you data safe. Reusable parts are recovered and used in new products, hazardous contaminants such as the lead found in CRT monitors are kept from landfill and treated in such a way as to least impact the local environment, and any components that could contain data are securely destroyed.
Television (CTR) Flat Screens
Both Flat screen and Analogue televisions contain hazardous chemicals such as lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic. When not disposed of properly, these chemicals can end up detrimental to the environment. TVs are also bulky and take up valuable space in landfills. However, they can provide useful materials if reused or recycled properly. At ECL all "none reuse" units are stripped of recyclable components and processed on site, recycling and reusing as many parts as possible.
Fridge & Refrigeration Equipment
Equipment contaminated with refrigerants, oils or containing ozone depleting foam will normally be classed as Hazardous Waste and require treatment in accordance with Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005. ECL uses leading technology to process domestic and commercial fridges and freezers so that Ozone Depleting Substances can be safely removed. The remaining materials are then separate into the individual product streams: steel, non-ferrous metals, plastic and polyurethane foam. The result is the best environmental practice together with a cost efficient process. We accept Fridges - domestic and commercial, Freezers - domestic and commercial, Air conditioning units, & Insulated panels.
Florescent Tubes & Lighting
Since the Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations were introduced in 2005, fluorescent light tubes, halogen and sodium lamps have been classed as hazardous waste. Fluorescent tubes contain in general 94% Glass, 4% Ferrous and Non ferrous metals, and 2% Phosphor Powder. It is within this phosphor powder that the most hazardous element is contained- Mercury.The mercury from only one fluorescent tube can contaminate up to 30,000 litres of water beyond a safe standard for drinking. Disposing of florescent tubes must be carried out by a recycling company licensed to do so. ECL offer a straightforward and cost-effective means of ensuring your company complies with these regulations. We are able to take a comprehensive range of lamps, including fluorescent light tubes, sodium lighting and other gas discharge lamps.
An EU directive came into force in the UK in 2010 which stated that by 2016, 45% of batteries by must be recycled. This is a huge task as batteries contain toxic chemicals including acid, lead, nickel, lithium, cadmium, alkaline, mercury and nickel metal hydride.
When batteries are not disposed of correctly, the casing can disintegrate and the toxic chemicals can leak into the environment, contaminating the soil, water and wildlife.
Lead acid batteries also contain valuable elements which can be safely reclaimed and reused.