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Legislation You Must Follow in IT Equipment Disposal

Are you aware of your company’s legal obligations?

Electrical waste has become the fastest growing category of rubbish across Europe, with statistics showing as much as 20kg per person is thrown away each year.
Fortunately there are now many issues that govern the disposal process of redundant IT equipment. Under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 as a business you need to be aware that your organisation has an ethical duty to take all reasonable measure to protect the environment.
At PHS Maxitech we guarantee that our service surpasses UK and EU legislation and directives which ensure responsible and ethical ways of disposal – helping businesses build upon a sustainable and effective waste management policy.

Data Protection

The Data Protection Act requires all information collected by an organisation be destroyed when the media on which it is stored becomes redundant to ensure that all confidential data hold is not released in an unauthorised way.

Data Protection Act 1998

WEEE Recycling – Legal requirements

The WEEE Directive aims to help address the environmental and social issues created by disposing of electronic and electrical waste in a harmful manner.

The directive gives the legal framework to ensure that as of July 1st 2007, all WEEE (both domestic and commercial) be re-used, recycled or treated. There is significant emphasis on waste prevention. Where possible, the waste should be re-used, and what can’t be reused should be treated and recycled, conforming to stringent standards.
Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) Directive

Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) Directive


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