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WEEE Disposal & Recycling (Electrical Waste)

The European Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive became European law in February 2003. The purpose is to reduce the amount of WEEE waste being sent to landfill sites to reduce the hazardous substance of electrical equipment being disposed of incorrectly. WEEE is electrical devices that have come to the "end of life". The majority of items using electricity, typically connected via a plug or battery, are included in this category and is classified as either household or non-household. The WEEE directive stipulates that manufacturers and retailers of electrical equipment are responsible for ensuring their products do not end up in landfill. ISM provides a complete WEEE recycling and disposal service and all supplied with a full audit trail.

Waste electrical equipment

Battery Disposal & Recycling

Under the Hazardous Waste Regulations Act 2005, industrial and commercial waste batteries fall into the category of hazardous waste and must be disposed of in accordance with the hazardous waste regulations. At ISM, we can collect, recycle and dispose of industrial and commercial batteries from all types of devices including lithium, wet cell and dry cell batteries. We can offer a commercial battery disposal service for all types of batteries and other small hazardous waste items. This can range from one-off battery disposal requirements such as clearing out old office equipment to providing battery recycling containers on a regularly scheduled basis for larger volumes of batteries.

Different types and batteries for recycling

Lightbulb Disposal & Recycling

Not all light bulbs can be disposed of in a regular wheelie bin. Newer energy-efficient lightbulbs like CFLs and some LEDs contain substances that are harmful to the environment if not disposed of properly, these types of lightbulbs fit into the WEEE category. Fluorescent light tubes commonly found in offices contain mercury which is harmful to the environment. Millions of bulbs are sent to landfill each year when they could be recycled. Due to the amount of mercury in fluorescent lights, these are classed as hazardous waste and must be disposed of accordingly. By removing the mercury from the lamps, the glass can then be completely recycled. We can provide solutions for disposing of all types of bulbs from commercial sites.

Lightbulbs for recycling

Tyre Disposal & Recycling

Cars and the majority of other vehicles contain various hazardous materials, but did you know that its tyres are potentially the most dangerous? On their own, they don't pose much of a physical or environmental threat, but if they are stockpiled illegally and catch fire, they can burn for days at extremely high temperatures. This puts lives at risk and can cause significant amounts of air pollution and severe disruption in the local area. The Landfill Directive (1999/31/EC) became law in July 2001. This states that whole tyres are banned from landfill by no later than 2003, and shredded tyres no later than 2006. End of Life Vehicle Legislation states that all vehicles must be de-polluted prior to scrapping; this includes the removal of tyres, batteries and fluids.

Tyres for disposal

Factory Clearances

When a factory or manufacturing facility becomes surplus to requirements or the equipment and contents are being replaced, there is often much work required to prepare the property. Often, solid and liquid waste is left, at the site and premises are untidy and hazardous to prospective buyers. ISM has the facilities to manage the removal of the waste for you and recycle the waste where possible. Having cleared out factories of all sizes, we are equipped and experienced to deal with all types of projects from clearing out furniture and electrical equipment through to more specialist more massive machinery. Our service can be tailored to your specific needs based on factory size and the variety of contents.

Factory Clearance

Plasterboard Disposal & Recycling

Plasterboard is made from an inner layer of gypsum between two outer layers of lining paper. The gypsum in the plasterboard is the material that has required changes to be made to the regulations regarding plasterboard waste management. This is because when gypsum is disposed of alongside biodegradable waste, it can lead to the creation of strong odorous and toxic hydrogen sulphide gas. As of 1st April 2009, the Environment Agency revised its policies regarding the disposal of gypsum waste. If you send waste containing any amount of gypsum to landfill, it must now go to a separate cell for high sulphate waste. It is essential to separate out plasterboard from non-hazardous waste. We can dispose of plasterboard safely and securely.

Stacked plasterboard sheets

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