Due to their constituent components , Computer Monitors, whether CRT or TFT, working or faulty, are classed as hazardous waste when sent for recycling (see: what computer waste is hazardous?). The Basel Convention (UNEP 1989)(1), a treaty prohibiting the trans-boundary movement of hazardous or faulty electronic hardware extends to cover all end of life computer screens, whatever their condition. The UK is a signatory to this agreement.
UK hazardous waste regulations (Hazardous waste regulations 2005)(2) prohibit the landfill of computer monitors and the WEEE regulations (SI 2006 No.3289)(3) require that they are recycled by specialists licensed to the Waste Framework Directive (The Waste Regulations 2011)(4) which require the instigation of waste hierarchy (3R's) in their treatment.
IT-Green® ;'s ethical stance towards the export of hazardous waste offers a safe, legally compliant and cost effective Computer Monitor recycling service.
IT-Green® offers a specialist service for computer monitors including their full reprocessing. It includes:
CRT Monitor Recycling:
Flat Screen Monitor Disposal:
IT-Green issues Hazardous Waste Consignment notices for all CRT and TFT screens it recycles. These are submitted to the Environment Agency as part of a quarterly reporting service all treatment facilities are required to carry out.
Our collection staff will issue you with a copy of this notice, along with a EWC (European Waste Catalogue, also known as "The list of Wastes")(6) coding note at the time of collection. You may be required to register as a hazardous waste producer with the Environment Agency, so as to ensure complete compliance, but we will advise you with regard to this at the time of booking our service.
IT-Green® offers a service that encompasses:
Our professional recycling service incorporates:
IT-Green® offers an asset tracking service as part of it's decommissioning process. With a view to helping clients comply with numerous QA systems, our service offers trace ability for all computer hardware recycled:
1. The Basel Convention on the Control of Trans boundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal: Adopted 22 March 1989, enforced from 5 May 1992.
2. Statutory Instrument 2005 No. 894, Environmental Protection, England and Wales: The Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2005 .
3. WEEE Legislation: 2006 No.3289 Environmental Protection: The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2006, as ammended 2007 (SI 2007 No. 3454) .
4. The Waste Framework Directive: Statutory Instrument 2011 No.988 Environmental Protection, England and Wales: The Waste (England and Wales) regulations 2011 .
5. BATRRT: Guidance on Best Available Treatment Recovery and Recycling Techniques (BATRRT) and treatment of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), Defra, November 2006.
6. EWC: The European Waste Catalogue (EWC) classifies waste materials and categorises them according to what they are and how they were produced.
7. WAMITAB: Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board.