Disposing of redundant computer equipment is a serious business and to legally transport and recycle WEEE waste you must be licensed by the Environment Agency. Any IT recycling company that offers this service must hold a Waste Carriers Licence and a Waste Management Licence. Once registered with the E.A, holders are audited on a regular basis to ensure that they conform to the strict guidelines of their permit.
All WEEE waste should be recycled in accordance with Guidance on Best Available Treatment, Recovery and Recycling Techniques (BATRRT) and treatment of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) guidance.
The movement of WEEE waste must be accompanied by a Waste Transfer Note and if in the case of Lead Acid Batteries and Cathode Ray Monitors a Hazardous Waste Transfer Note*. In association with the HWTN the producer must register with the E.A.** These documents must detail all the information shown in these examples.
*this is only required if you produce over 500kg per annum – equivalent to approx 30 CRT monitors.*
**If you require registration Secure Data Recycling can offer this as part of our collection service.**
Under the Data Protection Act 1998 any business processing personal data must comply with the Eight enforceable principles of good practice. When Disposing of redundant IT equipment it is important to ensure all personal records will be deleted. In addition there may be other sensitive information stored such as access codes, financial details and photographs.
It is our responsibility to ensure the removal of all Data, Software and configuration info from your system and we guarantee this will be completed in every case. If required we can supply a full audit trail of the process.
Ensuring that the agency is fulfilling legal and other obligations in respect of the law may be achieved via the disposal contract agreed by you and the agency. It may also be achieved by the agency sending your company an ‘End of Life’ certificate for each item disposed of, Certificate of Destruction and Waste Transfer Note