WEEE Waste Recycling Wakefield
At Wakefield Waste Management, our certified staff will be happy to assist you in recycling your WEEE Waste safely and effectively. Thanks to our years of experience, we remove hazardous waste including WEEE or electrical waste safely. Mobile phones, printers, refrigerators, and computers are some examples of WEEE items that can be recycled. In fact, electronic waste (also known as e-waste) is currently the world’s fastest growing waste source, posing serious environmental and human health risks.
Therefore, hazardous waste should be properly disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. Furthermore, it is cost effective because it does not involve any fines or environmental damage, nor does it involve the various fees associated with irresponsible WEEE Waste Management. To learn more, call us on 01924 637 510.
What is WEEE Waste Recycling?
WEEE waste, also known as electrical and electronic waste, is an important part of our lives, and many of us use electric devices on a daily basis. However, as technology advances and our electronics age, the number of worn and obsolete electrical items grows exponentially, creating a lot of WEEE waste. Most electronic devices contain a variety of harmful compounds that can leak into the soil or groundwater, as well as emit toxins into the environment when the waste is burned.
While it is currently prohibited in many countries to dispose of these goods in landfills, it is nevertheless practiced in others. Some other places however, opt for burning or incineration. When electronic waste is burned, however, pollutants such as lead, cadmium, and mercury are released into the air and water. These chemicals can bioaccumulate in the food chain, posing a threat to not just wildlife but also human health. Therefore, weee waste recycling becomes the obvious choice.
WEEE Waste Recycling Process
Because electronic waste contains a variety of elements such as plastics, glass, and metals, recycling e-waste necessitates numerous procedures in order to recover these resources as efficiently as possible. During the electronic waste recycling process, both manual labor and automation are used. The use of automated recycling technology aids in the effective recovery of recyclable materials, the elimination of hazardous waste, and the protection of workers and the environment.
Batteries, UPS battery systems, toner cartridges, and fluorescent lights are among the electronic products that are physically sorted, and components that should not be shredded or crushed are removed by hand. Then the items that cannot be recycled will be shredded.
Magnets are then used to extract steel and iron pieces. Non-metallic materials such as glass and plastic are segregated from other metals such as aluminum, copper, and brass.
Visual identification, and magnets are used to separate the particles. Water is used to separate plastic and glass. Glass containing lead might be delivered to lead smelters to be used in new products including batteries, CRTs, and x-ray shields.
Color-coded plastics are segregated and shipped to plastic recyclers. The fumes are caught, and the metals can be sold as raw commodities once the circuit boards are crushed up and melted. Chipped wood from antique television model cabinets can be used to make biofuel.