Disposing WEEE (Waste Electric & Electronic Equipment) is covered under UK Law and to legally transport and recycle WEEE waste you must be licensed by the Environment Agency which is signed off with a site audit. Any IT recycling company that offers this service must hold a Waste Carriers Licence (Upper Tear) and a Waste Recycling, Refurbish and Repair License. Once registered with the E.A, holders are audited on a ongoing basis to ensure that they conform to the strict guidelines of their permit.
All WEEE waste should be recycled in accordance with Guidance on Best Available Treatment, Recovery and Recycling Techniques (BATRRT) and treatment of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) guidance.
The movement of WEEE waste must be accompanied by a Waste Transfer Note and if in the case of Lead Acid Batteries, Cathode Ray Tube Monitors (CRT) and TFT Flat Monitors a Hazardous Waste Transfer Note which will be issued by Fixed Asset Disposal.
Under the Data Protection Act 1998 any business processing personal data must comply with the Eight enforceable principles of good practice. When Disposing of redundant IT equipment, it is important to ensure all personal records will be deleted. In addition, there may be other sensitive information stored such as access codes, financial details and photographs.
This has been amended with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU. The GDPR aims primarily to give control back to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU. When the GDPR takes effect, it will replace the data protection directive (officially Directive 95/46/EC) of 1995. The regulation was adopted on 27 April 2016. It becomes enforceable from 25 May 2018 after a two-year transition period and, unlike a directive, it does not require national governments to pass any enabling legislation, and is thus directly binding and applicable
It is our responsibility to ensure the removal of all Data, Software and configuration info from your system and we guarantee this will be completed in every case. If required we can supply a full audit trail of the process.
Ensuring that the agency is fulfilling legal and other obligations in respect of the law may be achieved via the disposal contract agreed by you and the agency. It may also be achieved by the agency sending your company an ‘End of Life’ certificate for each item disposed of, Certificate of Destruction and Waste Transfer Note.