What is the WEEE Directive?
The production of electrical and electronic equipment is one of the fastest growing domains of manufacturing in the western world, and with broad consumer take-up of products in this area, there is also a mounting issue of waste. In June 2000, the European Commission put forward proposals to address this issue, and in December 2002 these were passed as the EU Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) Directive.
For the UK, the WEEE Regulations were laid before Parliament on December 12, 2006. The main requirements and obligations on producers and distributors of Electronic and Electrical Equipment (EEE) came into effect from July 1, 2007.
Full details of the WEEE regulations can be obtained from the Department For Business, Innovation and Skills: http://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-business-innovation-skills
Kalamazoo Secure Solutions are a leading supplier of Secure Solutions.
Certain components of the solutions we provide may fall under legislation as one of the ten defined categories. The categories are defined below and products defined as EEE will be identified by the “Crossed Wheelie Bin” symbol
As a distributor to UK businesses, Kalamazoo Secure Solutions has no obligation to manage a “Take Back” scheme. Please contact the manufacturer of the equipment for further details regarding disposal.
To find your local collection points please go to www.recycle-more.co.uk
A “Crossed Wheelie Bin” symbol on the product means that the product is classed as electrical or electronic equipment and should not be disposed with other household or commercial waste at the end of its useful life. The goods must be disposed of according to your local council guidelines.
EEE Product Categories
- Category 1 - Large household appliances (fridges, cookers, microwaves, washing machines, etc.)
- Category 2 - Small household appliances (vacuum cleaners, clocks, toasters, etc.)
- Category 3 - IT and Telecommunications equipment (PCs, mainframes, printers, copiers, phones, etc.)
- Category 4 - Consumer equipment (radios, hi-fi, musical instruments, videos, camcorders, etc.)
- Category 5 - Lighting equipment (fluorescent tubes and holders, sodium lamps, etc.)
- Category 6 - Electrical and electronic tools (drills, sewing machines, electric lawnmowers, etc.)
- Category 7 - Toys, leisure and sports equipment (electric trains, games consoles, exercise machines, etc.)
- Category 8 - Medical devices (analysers, dialysis machines, medical freezers, etc.)
- Category 9 - Monitoring and control equipment (smoke detectors, thermostats, scales, etc.)
- Category 10 - Automatic dispensers (hot drinks machines, sweet and chocolate bar dispensers, cash machines, etc.)