Waste doesn't have to be hazardous for us to be interested in it. There is so much potential hidden in waste electrical and electronic equipment as well as in waste plastics. Our job is to recycle these materials to extract as much value as possible. We carry out this work as we do with all other types of waste – by making the most of the strong network of REMONDIS expertise. Our extensive knowledge of hazardous waste is very useful, as some materials cannot be recycled until they have been freed from a number of hazardous substances.
The 2002/96/EC EU Directive – more commonly known as the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive – calls for the systematic collection of unwanted electrical and electronic appliances. In addition, it stipulates that such equipment must undergo environmentally sound recycling and treatment processes. According to the WEEE Directive, at least four kilos of WEEE should be collected and recycled per person every year. Appliances which we collect and recycle include:
We recover high quality raw materials from WEEE – such as copper and plastics – which we then return to production cycles. This cuts costs and conserves our planet's natural resources
It is impossible to imagine our world today without plastics. What people tend to forget, however, is that natural resources are needed to produce plastics. Systematic plastics recycling systems, therefore, play a major role in helping to conserve our natural resources. REMONDIS UK is leading the way and sends plastics for materials recycling rather than using them to produce energy wherever possible. We recycle a range of different plastics including, polyethylene (HDPE), polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS) and acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer (ABS).
All organisations handling non-hazardous pharmaceuticals have a duty to manage any excess medications to ensure that non-hazardous pharmaceuticals are processed, treated and sent through the appropriate recovery or disposal channels.
Taking in over-the-counter and prescription medicines in blister packs, solid, liquid or powder form, the experienced REMONDIS team can repack for onward shipment to our partner facilities throughout Europe, providing a straightforward and cost effective solution that meets environmental and safety requirements.
Whether you want to drop off your non-hazardous pharmaceuticals or you'd like us to pick-up small volumes as part of regular collections in our own vehicles, we will work with you to find the right solution to meet your particular needs. We can even provide solutions for aerosols and laboratory smalls at the same time.
Agricultural businesses must follow very strict rules when it comes to disposing of their hazardous waste. REMONDIS UK can offer you a comprehensive waste solution to ensure that you fulfil your obligations at all times: our Environmental Hazardous Waste Service for Farms (REHAWASF). No matter what type of waste it involves, no matter what formalities must be complied with – we will do everything that needs to be done. Let us advise you on how to set up the best waste management system for your business. The following list gives examples of recyclables that can be collected via our REHAWASF scheme:
We draw up bespoke solutions for our customers that always contain the lowest possible prices.
We guarantee that all laws and regulations are adhered to at all times.
Maximum recycling rates:
Our state-of-the-art technology ensures that we always achieve the best possible recycling rates.
Priority is given to protecting the environment and preventing climate change during each and every stage of our recycling operations.