Computer recycling, Ewaste and WEEE should all be recycled by specialists companies. We recommend using the services of Weee Compliance if you have electronic items that need to be disposed of. This applies to all office equipment that has a plug on it.
Ever since a change in the law, it has become more necessary to ensure that waste electronics does end up in landfill. There are ways in which it can be recycled, and this applies to working, and non working items.
Can a non-working computer be recycled?
Yes it can. There are a number of reasons why something wouldn’t be working. It may be a software glitch, a power supply issue, or a component on a board has failed. Either way, a broken computer can be fixed, stripped for parts, or broken up an recycled.
There are different waste streams within a PC. These may include plastics, metals and circuit boards. The circuit boards can be pulverised and made into a powder. This powder can then be sorted through an industrial process and separate out all the metals that were within the components on the board.
What can be recycled in an office?
As well as the normal paper and plastics, all the electronic items can also be recycled. This includes (but is not limited to):
- All computer and network cables, power cables and extension leads
- Phone systems and handsets
- All chargers, adaptors and power bricks
- Printers and photocopiers
- Mobile phones, scanners, tablets and hand held devices
- Anything else that has a plug on it!
So as you can see, there is plenty that can be recycled, and it should be handled by a specialist company. Click the link at the top for more details about Weee Compliance, and to book a collection of your old equipment. Alot of the time they offer free collections, if you have over a certain amount needing to be collected.