WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment)
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
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  • 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

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

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.

Pricing

Viglen can tailor the solution to keep prices as low as possible.

For general and further information, please contact your Account Manager or use the following contact details.

Tel: 01727 201800   Fax: 01727 201888   Email: sales@viglen.co.uk

Product Related

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).

Site Related

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.