IMPORTANT NOTICE CONCERNING ELECTRONIC SCRAP
On 20th June 2019, the EU clarified their determinations on the regulation of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) (2019/1021). Specifically, the EU has adopted stricter rules on the disposal of waste containing POPs which includes waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). POPs plastics must now be disposed of via thermal treatment to minimise their risk to human health and the environment. This will have knock-on effect for those involved in the WEEE recycling industry and potentially other areas of recycling.
Typically, waste that would previously have been coded under EWC 160214 and 160216 (printed circuit boards/electronic scrap etc.) is very likely to now be classified as Hazardous under EWC Code 160215*
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU, THE CONSIGNOR: (guidance can be found in the following documents)
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR US, THE CONSIGNEE:
We therefore ask, if you have any of these materials to deliver to us, please call/email first, so that we can start the pre-acceptance procedure. We cannot accept material that arrives unannounced.
We’re aware that these new rules can be confusing if you’re not used to handling Hazardous Waste, so please contact us if you need assistance, we’ll do our best to help as much as we can.