Euro Recycling is an Environment Agency WEEE Authorised Treatment Facility, ATF. We have a full Environment Agency Waste Management License enabling us to store and process Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. We offer a nationwide collection service for redundant IT equipment in our own fleet of box bodied and GPS tracked vehicles driven by police and MoD vetted drivers.
We issue a combined Waste Transfer Note (non-hazardous WEEE) and Hazardous Waste Consignment Note (hazardous WEEE) at the point of collection to prove you have fulfilled your Duty of Care under the WEEE Directive, Hazardous Waste Regulations and Environmental Protection Act.
Redundant CRT and TFT monitors, Uninterruptible Power Supplies and Fluorescent Tubes are hazardous waste and a Hazardous Waste Consignment Note must give details of which WEEE Authorised Treatment Facility will be the end destination of the hazardous waste before your Duty of Care obligations have been fulfilled. If you produce over 500Kg of hazardous waste in any 12 month period you will need to register with the Environment Agency as a hazardous waste producer. Euro Recycling can carry out this registration for you.
Part E of the Hazardous Waste Consignment Note must be filled in to prove your Duty of Care under Hazardous Waste Regulations has been fulfilled.
Redundant IT equipment is stored in our Government approved secure storage facility within our ATF until it has been booked in and all the necessary asset/serial numbers recorded. Any data bearing asset that have not had their hard drives/memory destroyed onsite using our CESG, CPNI and MoD approved mobile data destruction service are then cleansed by either shredding or data wiping with CESG approved software.
Data bearing asset are then manually stripped down to their component parts and any hidden hard drives that customers may have left in despite their own hard drive retention policy will be discovered.
One in twenty of the PCs, laptops or servers we collect that supposedly have had their hard drives removed by the clients are found to still contain hard drives. Our manual stripping process therefore acts as a safety net. Once all the equipment on a particular consignment has been processed the customer is sent a second copy of the Hazardous Waste Consignment Note, as required by law, to prove they have fulfilled their Duty of Care. Also the Certificate of Data Destruction with the serial numbers of any hard drives destroyed is sent.