The Guide to WEEE

WEEE Meaning and Examples

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The Guide to WEEE Contents:

WEEE Disposal Options

WEEE Meaning and Examples

WEEE Recycling

WEEE Regulations

There is no ‘one-size fits all’ definition to WEEE as governments and authorities around the world may have slight variations on what is and isn’t classified. Even between The UK and the EU, there are two separate pieces of legislation that control how WEEE should be handled. If an item can be plugged in or uses batteries that will normally indicate that once it has come to the end of its use, it will be WEEE. In the UK you can also check your item appliance for the WEEE sign.


WEEE Definition

Most government resources choose to define WEEE by outlining clear categories.


This .gov page has broken down WEEE into the following categories:

Here are some examples of items that may fall into these categories. This will not be an exhaustive list so if you have an item on this list which you are unsure of, get in contact with us. Whether your waste is defined as WEEE or not, we’ll be able to provide a convenient solution.

Even if you know you have a mix of different types of waste, we will be able to create a bespoke solution to your requirements. These scenarios often play out in home clearances where there is a multitude of different types of items. If you would like an instant quote based on the items you need to remove, you can try our waste calculator too.


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