WEEE Recycling

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Maxilead is one of the most renowned WEEE recycling companies in the North West. We offer efficient and effective electrical waste recycling solutions for blue chip companies, businesses, public organisations and local authorities across the UK.

Here at Maxilead Metals, we strive to offer all our customers the very best price for their electrical waste products.

For more information on any of the services we provide, contact a member of our friendly team today.

We are WEEE recycling specialists We are licensed to accept:

Large Domestic Appliances and small electrical goods.

As a registered Authorised Treatment Facility, we can accept WEEE off local Councils, Take- back Schemes and Producer Compliance Schemes.

What WEEE services do we provide?

Our electrical waste recycling solutions are available as part of our corporate recycling and waste management packages, however, we are also happy to quote for ad hoc WEEE waste collection, WEEE treatment and WEEE disposal services, providing a full audit trail and Provision of Evidence Notes as part of our standard professional practice.

Maxilead Metals use state of the art equipment

In recent years, we have invested in a new plant with state-of-the-art equipment, which enables us to remove hazardous substances, recover more materials and ensure safe electrical waste disposal.

By using leading industry processes, our fully trained team are experts in all aspects of WEEE recycling, including WEEE waste collection, WEEE storage, WEEE treatment, WEEE destruction and WEEE disposal.

Why should I recycle Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) products?

Electrical waste recycling is a specialist part of the waste and recycling industry. WEEE items contain a range of materials that can be separated for recycling and used in new products.

Every year an estimated 2 million tonnes of WEEE items are discarded by householders and companies in the UK. WEEE includes most products that have a plug or need a battery.*
If electrical items end up in landfill, hazardous substances could leak out and cause soil and water contamination – harming wildlife and even human health.
*Source: Health & Safety Executive

WEEE Recycling: Frequently Asked Questions

What does WEEE stand for?

WEEE stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment.

What is classed as WEEE waste?

The term “WEEE” refers to items such as large and small appliances, electronics, lighting equipment, computers, televisions, power tools, medical devices, automatic dispensers, electronic monitoring equipment, digital watches and electronic toys.

Why is it important to recycle e-waste?

Because we are always being presented with new and improved gadgets, we are often too quick to dispose of our old ones in a careless manner. This scrap equipment is known as e-waste.

It is important that we start taking more care over the disposal of e-waste. By recycling it via a specialist like Maxilead Metals, we can reduce the amount of toxic chemicals that are released into the environment via landfills and incinerators.

We can also limit the amount of mining activity required to build new products – as many of the materials used to make e-products are recyclable.

Where can I recycle WEEE waste in Manchester?

At Maxilead Metals, we are able to accept a range of different types of WEEE waste, including large appliances and small electrical goods.

You can find us at Parr Bridge Works, Mosley Common Road, Tyldesley, Manchester, or contact us today.

What are the WEEE regulations?

WEEE regulations are a European Community Directive that details the safe disposal of items that utilise electricity of less than 1000 volt AC (1500 volt DC) in order to function. Most battery-operated products and appliances that need to be plugged in are WEEE items.

You can find the full set of regulations right here.

How can I tell if a company has a WEEE waste license?

Most waste recycling and scrap services will display information about their WEEE waste license on their website. If you can’t find this information there, you may wish to get in touch with them directly in order to ask.

You can also check the UK’s public register of WEEE Approved Producers, WEEE Approved Compliance Schemes, WEEE Approved Authorised Treatment Facilities and WEEE Approved Exporters.

Get in touch with Maxilead to see what we can do for you.


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