In 2007, the EU's WEEE Directive was transposed into UK law. The UK's interpretation of this directive incorporates regulation that prohibits the disposal of IT related equipment in the general waste stream and requires the use of suitably lisensed operators in it's recycling. Further revision to the Waste Management licensing system in 2008 gave rise to a two tier system, with a lower tier "Exempt" license and an upper tier Permitted (formerly waste management) license. However, the lower tier "T11" exemption was introduced with a view to allowing the repair and refurbishement of Electrical and Elecrtronic equipment. Unlike the Upper tier License, it excludes the recovery of many hazardous wastes and prohibited mechanical recovery and destruction processes.
Operating from an Upper tier Permitted (Waste Management) facility, IT-Green® provides a professional, highly experienced solution to the disposal of Obsolete and Faulty IT hardware that is backed by WAMITAB NVQ qualified personnel.
Legislation incorporating the Environment Protection Act(1), Environmental Permitting regulations(2), Hazardous waste regulations(3) and WEEE directive limit disposal routes to professionals licensed for transportation and treatment of electronic waste. However, the disposal of Data bearing media gives rise to new security issues that extend beyond Environmental Legislation.
Backed by processes designed to BS EN 15713 (2009)(4), IT-Green offers Sheffield Businesses a highly secure recycling service for redundant Computer Hardware. Our solutions include the management of data security from point of collection to receipt at our treatment facility, destruction and reporting. The inclusion of a Permitted facility allows us to operate shredding, granulating and shearing operations to mechanically destroy Hard Drives, Tapes and Optical Disks. However, not all media needs to be physically destroyed and we offer a software driven Data Destruction service that operates in accordance with the UK's CPNI guideline and US's NIST SP800-88. Developed to treat many drives at once, we seperate your media, wipe it in our Array of servers and certify it, all within 24 hours of collection. If a drive fails this process, it's automatically shredded, mitigating any risks.
IT-Green has offered a specialist waste management service for nearly a decade. Backed by highly experienced personnel posessing extensive qualifications in Waste Management, our ethical service offers courteous and professional staff who understand compliance issues and the need to certify the transfer of wastes. With an emphasis upon UK legislation, we offer a service that guarantees:
As a licensed solution provider, IT-Green offers a service that extends beyond the requirements of the WEEE Directive to encompass the Basel Convention and the need to restrict the international movement of Hazardous Wastes.
In order to aid businesses, educational establishments and government run institutions meet with existing legislation, IT-Green® offers a professional service for Sheffield that covers the removal and disposal of all IT related computer hardware and issues controlled (duty of care) and Hazardous waste notes at the point of transfer. Backed by the following, we offer a highly experienced and reliable service:
Our solution is designed to accept all forms of Office related e-waste. We re-deploy raw materials, extracted from your obsolete IT through UK remanufacturing plants and have developed a system that allows for best recovery practices
IT-Green is a security conscious solution provider and our asset tracking*/ reporting services are designed to help businesses meet with quality assurance systems. We provide:
Employing the services of IT-Green enhances your business' Environmental credentials by demonstrating a commitment to the reduction of Business waste.
Notes & References:
1. The Environmental Protection Act 1990 `The Environmental Protection Act 1990 establishes in England, Scotland and Wales businesses’ legal responsibilities for the duty of care for waste.
2. The Environmental Permitting: The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 No. 3538, replaces Waste Management Licensing regulations.
3. The Hazardous Waste (England and Wales)Regulations 2005, SI No. 894.
4. BS EN 15713 (2009) Secure destruction of confidential media (including computers and computer related data bearing media). Replaced BS8470 in September 2009
5. BATRRT Guidance on Best Available Treatment Recovery and Recycling Techniques (BATRRT) and treatment of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)