What is WEEE?
The Government introduced the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive to cut down on the amount of electrical equipment sent to landfill sites. "Electrical and Electronic Equipment" covers a wide range of items, including:
- large and small household appliances - coffee makers, hair straighteners, dryers, chargers etc.
- IT and telecommunication equipment
- consumer equipment such as TVs, videos, hi-fi
- lighting, electrical and electronic tools (except large stationary industrial tools)
- toys, leisure and sports equipment
- automatic dispensers
- medical devices (these are exempt from the WEEE recycling and recovery targets)
- monitoring and control instruments
What to do with your WEEE waste
All IT equipment and peripherals
For any IT equipment including desktop and notebook computers, monitors, keyboards, mice, printers and scanners, please contact IT Services.
University-owned WEEE items
Please submit a request via the Estates Service DeskLink opens in a new window and we will contact you to arrange collection of the item(s).
We hold the contract for collecting and disposing of WEEE with Aqua Force Recycling Ltd.
Your personal WEEE items
Take any personal WEEE items you want to dispose of to your nearest Council-run recycling centre.
If you have any questions about electronic waste, please email the Waste and Recycling Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit a request via the Estates Service DeskLink opens in a new window and we will contact you to arrange collection of the WEEE item(s).