The WEEE Compliance is there to help protect our environment by putting the responsibility of correct product disposal / recycling back on to the manufacturer.
Viglen has been offering a WEEE style recycling service for some time now, and operates a strict no landfill policy — preferring to redeploy equipment or completely break it down into usable components for compounds for reuse.
All products sold since 13 August 2005 have a wheely bin logo on them, and must be recycled (which usually means, refurbishing and redeploying). When selling a new PC, Viglen is obliged to offer a service to take back and recycle an old PC (it could be from any other manufacturer) that dates before 12 August 2005.
Producers of EEE intended for users other than private households (e.g. commercial, industrial or professional purposes) are required to finance the cost of the collection, treatment, recovery and environmentally sound disposal of:
- new WEEE (displaying the crossed out wheelie bin symbol) the producer has placed onto the market after the 13 August 2005
- historic WEEE (not displaying the crossed out wheelie bin symbol) when the producer is supplying new WEEE intended to replace historic WEEE, is of equivalent type or fulfils the same function
Producers may partake in an agreement with their customers to make alternative commercial arrangements to finance the cost of collection, treatment and environmentally sound disposal of WEEE.
Historic WEEE is EEE placed onto the market before the 15 August 2005; therefore, NOT displaying the crossed out wheelie bin symbol. Historic WEEE that is not being replaced must be treated, recycled and disposed of in an environmentally sound manner, at the cost of the business end user.
Producers replacing Historic WEEE with new WEEE must offer to take Historic WEEE away for treatment, recycling and environmentally sound disposal.
New WEEE is EEE placed onto the market after the 15 August 2005; therefore, DISPLAYING the crossed out wheelie bin symbol. New WEEE must be treated, recycled and disposed of in an environmentally sound manner.
Recast of the WEEE Directive: The new WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU has been published in issue L197 of the Official Journal on 24 July 2012.
The chart below is a price list for recycling IT equipment. Pricing is divided into two categories, GOOD and POOR.
GOOD meaning, complete and working, wear and tear consistent with age.
POOR meaning faulty, incomplete, badly damaged case etc. In some cases the price to recycle the item will be the same if it’s good or poor. This is because the product can’t be redeployed and so has to be broken down and completely recycled. In some cases there is no cost at all to the customer. This is because the project can be redeployed elsewhere.
|PC up to and including PIII 800MHz or Celeron 1GHz||£15.00||£15.00|
|PC faster than PIII 800MHz or Celeron 1GHz||£0.00||£0.00|
|Server up to and including PIII 800MHz or Celeron 1GHz||£15.00||£15.00|
|Server faster than PIII 800MHz or Celeron 1GHz||£0.00||£0.00|
|Hubs, switches, routers||£0.00||£7.50|
|DLT and Tape Drives||£0.00||£7.50|
|DLT and Tape Libraries||£0.00||POA|
|Laptop up to and inc PIII 500MHz or Celeron 700MHz||£7.50||£7.50|
|Laptop faster than PIII 500MHz or Celeron 700MHz||£0.00||£7.50|
|Any 14"/ 15" CRT monitor||£5.00||£5.00|
|17" CRT monitor over 2 years old||£7.00||£7.00|
|19"/20" CRT monitor over 2 years old||£9.50||£9.50|
|17" CRT monitor under 2 years old||£0.00||£7.00|
|19"/20" CRT monitor under 2 years old||£0.00||£9.50|
|Any 15" TFT||£0.00||£5.00|
|Any TFT, 17" or larger||£0.00||£7.50|
|HP LaserJet 1100 – 2600||£10.00||£10.00|
|HP LaserJet 4/5/6 Range inc 4600||£15.00||£15.00|
|HP LaserJet 4500/4550/5000||£20.00||£20.00|
|HP LaserJet 5500/4Si/5Si/8000/8100/8500/9000/9500||£35.00||£35.00|
|DeskJet printers / Dot Matrix printers||£10.00||£10.00|
|Fax Machines / scanners||£10.00||£10.00|
|Video players / projectors||£7.50||£7.50|
|UPS – up to 15KG||£20.00||£20.00|
|UPS – up to 25KG, then £1.50 per KG||£35.00||£35.00|
|Data Purging using Blanco and certification:||Good||Poor|
|Up to 50 units (each)||£4.50||–|
|Over 50 units (each)||£4.00||–|
Transport pricing is separate to recycling, because quite often it will be calculated on project-by-project basis.
For instance, pricing will be lower if equipment has already been collated and stored in a central pickup area ready for us. For a rough guideline for smaller projects, assume £8.50 per system for up to 50 units and £5.50 for 51 to 100 units.
For larger projects, Viglen can tailor the solution to keep prices as low as possible. To do this, the following information is required by our project managers.
Number of PCs (with CPU details), monitors (with size and type details), peripherals, servers, laptops, scanners, printers (with model details), and UPS (again with model details).
Number of rooms & floors to collect from, availability of Lifts & width of doors for pallet movement, packaging requirement (number of boxes for PCs & number for monitors), access for van or lorry to buildings, parking space availability, security issues if vehicle may not be left unattended, location post code(s) to work out roundtrip distance.
Larger scale and special projects require a full assessment before a quotation can be submitted.
As always, please contact your Viglen account manager if you require further information. Viglen can arrange for a visit to your site to discuss your recycling and disposal needs along with a whole host of further services.