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The WEEE Directive (2012/19/EU) aims to reduce the amount of waste electrical and electronic equipment that ends up in landfill.


The directive may require changes throughout the Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) product cycle, including improved product design to ease dismantling, recycling and reuse. In addition, the directive includes the provision of national WEEE collection points and processing systems, which allows consumers to put WEEE into a separate waste stream to other waste, resulting in it being processed, accounted for and reported to the national enforcement authority. Producers are expected to meet the cost of the collection and processing of WEEE. The implementation of a national WEEE scheme requires involvement from national and local government, EEE manufacturers, distributors, vendors and consumers. Most EEE is covered by the Directive but there are specific exclusions, for example, large scale industrial tools and products designed for military use.




The Data Protection Act controls how your personal information is used by organisations, businesses or the government.


This is soon to be replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation and we will accordingly publish information on this shortly.


Everyone responsible for using data has to follow strict rules called ‘data protection principles’. They must make sure the information is:

  • used fairly and lawfully
  • used for limited, specifically stated purposes
  • used in a way that is adequate, relevant and not excessive
  • accurate
  • kept for no longer than is absolutely necessary
  • handled according to people’s data protection rights
  • kept safe and secure
  • not transferred outside the European Economic Area without adequate protection

The Environment Protection Act 1986

Environmental Protection Act 1990. The Environmental Protection Act 1990 (initialism: EPA) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that as of 2008 defines, within England and Wales and Scotland, the fundamental structure and authority for waste management and control of emissions into the environment.



Data Is Collected

Via our own CCTV fitted and GPS tracked vehicle, your data is collected and immediately returned to our secure processing facility. You can see when your assets are collected through the customer portal.

Itemised Assets

Once delivered, your data is immediately unloaded and itemised with a unique ID assigned to each asset. At this point you can see each asset through our customer portal.

NCSC Approved Erasure

Once itemised, your collection is sealed and separated to avoid contamination. The collection undergoes a dedicated erasure process via one of our NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre, formerly CESG) approved erasure methods.

Erasure Certificates

Once erased, an erasure certificate is automatically assigned to the asset with details such as serial number which you will be able to view and download through the customer portal.