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Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Recycling

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive is UK Law. The legislation aims to ask producers to be responsible for the collection, treatment and disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)

The regulations that are in place allow us to help the customer in the ethical and safe disposal of their redundant IT equipment.

We as a internet retailer allow our customers to return their redundant IT equipment such as laptops and computers free of charge and we dispose of such equipment on their behalf.

This is limited to for example if you purchase a new laptop from ourselves you are able to send us your old one and we will dispose of it correctly for you.

 


WEEE Regulations

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations implement the EU WEEE Directive and affect producers of most types of ICT equipment.

In the UK, Government estimates show that we throw away over two million tonnes of electrical waste each year, mostly into landfill. The WEEE Regulations aim to reduce the amount of electrical and electronic waste going to landfill sites and improve recovery and recycling rates of these products.

The WEEE Regulations apply to all businesses that import, manufacture or re-brand electrical and electronic equipment in the UK (known as 'producers'). 


The Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009

The waste batteries directive sets out clear guidelines for the ethical and sae collection and treatment and recycling of waste industrial automotive and portable batteries.

This includes batteries such as laptop batteries and computer batteries. 

As part of the waste batteries and accumulators regulations directive 2009 Gigarefurb will safely dispose and recycle of any such batteries .

If a customer returns a laptop to our possesion as part of the WEEE directive or any other incentive and it is deemed gigarefurb must dispose of such battery we will do so in a environmentally safe and correct mannor.

as part of this directive gigarefurb accepts its customers to be able to send us their laptop of computer batteries to be disposed of correctly.


How we do it

GigaRefurb is part of The Giga Group,  We are in partnership with Gigacycle Ltd.

Gigacycle are one of the UKs more prominent IT Asset Disposal providers in the UK. 

They provide Secure Data Destruction, Computer DIsposal and Computer Recycling Services..

To Find out more about Gigacycle and the process they follow in regards to WEEE recycling and computer disposal.

Click here to learn more


Where are We Based?

GIGAREFURB

Lyntown Trading Estate

Manchester

M30 9QG

Telephone : 0161 745 9720

Gigarefurb: Suppliers of cheap refurbished laptops, refurbished computers, refurbished monitors and refurbished printers.

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