Environmental Legislation

All UK companies have a duty of care to dispose of their electronic and electrical equipment compliantly, meaning segregation, transport and treatment must be carried out correctly.

Both companies and employees are being held liable when they act outside of this strict environmental legislation. Therefore careful selection of a WEEE recycling company should be carried out.

The aim of the WEEE directive is to direct all WEEE from landfill and export, and to promote reuse or material recycling. The new Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations came into force 1st January 2014, this replaced the 2006 regulations.

The new regulations follow the 2002/96/EC directive. The recast 2012/19/EU provide for a wider diversity of products to be covered.

Despite all the great work that is being done there is still an illegal WEEE exports trade.

It is a sad fact, but it is more economically viable to illegally export WEEE than to recycle it in the UK. This also applies to landfill which is very worrying.

Companies have a responsibility to prove due diligence when selecting a WEEE recycling company. Green credential should be sought, along with compliance scheme affiliation.

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The guys at Oden removed the stress we had. Disposing of our electronic items was an environmental and data protection mine field. They visited our site, carried out an audit and collected the same week. Every detail is on the portal for us. Great company to deal with.
Quick clean service carried out by professional company. Lovely collection staff.
We selected the collection box option, boxes are always collected swiftly and replaced. Hazardous Waste Consignment Notes are always signed and uploaded to the portal. We experienced many problems with WEEE companies; our ISO EMS means that all records are in place. Prior to using Oden we always had to ask companies for copies that they rarely had. We now log onto the portal and download all data and reports. Thank you
Next day collection, all paperwork supplied. Perfect.
Mobile destruction unit came to our site, the operator made a list of drives, drives were destroyed and taken away. Very satisfying to watch our drives being destroyed.
Booking was easy and collection was carried out in a timely manner. Data erasure certificates were very detailed.
Oden are a local company and have provided IT disposal services for us for 10 years, can't recommend enough.

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