Environmental

Our services and facilities are fully licensed and audited by the Environment Agency giving our customers absolute reassurance that their redundant WEEE is handled with total integrity.

Environmental

Legislation, compliance, accreditations & licenses

  • Legislative Compliance
    ERR has a wealth of experience in the recycling of IT and electronic equipment. Integral to this is ensuring we and our clients are fully compliant with current environmental legislation. We can advise on how best to approach any forthcoming changes and are happy to assist with any queries.

  • Licensing
    ERR is fully licensed by the Environment Agency (EA) to process up to 5,000 tonnes of WEEE per annum at our Bedfordshire facility. We hold numerous licenses and accreditations and are regularly audited by the Environment Agency. For more information on our licenses, please see the Licensing section

  • Environmental responsibility
    ERR takes its environmental responsibility seriously. We understand that as a key supplier our performance is reflected directly on our customers. In recognition of this we have achieved ISO 14001 accreditation and we continuously strive to improve our performance to minimise our impact in areas such as landfill, energy consumption and transport.

  • Relevant environmental legislation can be summarised as follows:

    Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations (2006)
    - Established the concept of Producer Responsibility and set minimum recycling rates for WEEE.

    Environmental Protection Act - Section 34 (1990)
    - The main enabling act of environmental legislation. Section 34 established the concept of 'duty of care' responsibilities for producing, collecting, disposing of or treating controlled waste.

  • The Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act (1989)
    - Requires any person(s) carrying waste to be fully licensed and sets out penalties for contravention.

    Landfill Regulations (2002)
    - Introduced to reduce the amount of waste being consigned to landfill. Set requirements for certain types of hazardous waste to be banned from landfill and others to be pre-treated (including WEEE) by licensed processors.

    Hazardous Waste Regulations (2005)
    - Designated certain items of WEEE (CRTs, TFTs, batteries) as hazardous. Transfers of hazardous waste must be reported quarterly to the Environment Agency.

    The Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations (2009)
    - Controls the manufacture and disposal of batteries. Batteries must now be separated from WEEE in the recycling process and accounted for separately. Take Back Schemes have been set up and are financed by the manufacturers and distributors of batteries.

    Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations (2007)
    - Sets out the framework for the licensing and regulation of waste management facilities

Please contact us on 01462 812000 for further information.