Anything that you own that requires batteries or is plugged in, is classed as an electronic or electrical item. Therefore whenever the time comes for it to go to that great waste electrical product haven in the sky (a.k.a. the bin!) then since 2004 it has been classed as WEEE (Waste Electronic & Electrical Equipment) and as such is subject to stringent terms and conditions for its disposal.
So what should you do when you need to dispose of an office full of outdated and unwanted electronic equipment? Have a look below for out summary of your options:
Manufacturer Recycling Schemes
It may be worth contacting your equipment’s manufacturer or supplier as they may already have a WEEE compliant recycling scheme in place. There may be a fee attached to this and you may also have to take the equipment to a central collection point or to the store from which it was purchased.
Local councils are legally bound to collect waste electronic and electrical equipment and dispose of it responsibly. However there is usually fee and in some areas there can be a long waiting time.
Use a Local Recycling Centre
Check out Recycle Now for details of your local recycling centres and kerbside collection services. Simply enter your postcode and find a full list of services in your area. Although be aware that there may be limits to the amount that you can take for recycling, or a fee for collection.
If your equipment is still working, just no longer wanted/used, then consider donating to a charity shop or through Freecycle
However if you want to ensure that you dispose of your unwanted electronic equipment and MAKE SOME MONEY whilst you’re at it, then why not give an Electronic Equipment Buy Back Service such as Buy IT Back a call. Buy IT Back provides a complete buy back service for all of your unwanted electronic and electrical equipment, so your redundant equipment will no longer be cluttering up your office, it will be making you money instead!
The work place is often a high traffic meeting point that is left exposed to dirt and other kind of grime. Hiring an experienced office cleaning service works well in maintaining a sharp looking neat environment that any visitor will feel comfortable in. Basic vacuuming and other similar cleaning procedures rid the business area of any signs of clutter. Size of the office suite is huge.