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Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Recycling (WEEE)

Commercial Recycling offers a specialist service for the disposal and recycling of WEEE waste in Dorset and Somerset.
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What is WEEE?

WEEE stands for waste electrical and electronic equipment. This essentially covers anything with a battery or plug, either household or non-household, that is no longer working.

Where to dispose of waste electronics?

Commercial Recycling accept WEEE waste at their recycling centres in Evercreech, Somerset and Wimborne, Dorset. For opening hours and location details please visit our local tips webpage or contact our friendly team on 01202 331560.

What is the legislation relating to WEEE items?

WEEE items must be disposed of in an appropriate manner by abiding to the regulations emphasized in the WEEE Directive. This legislation, that was formed by the European Community, introduced stringent laws and restrictions in order to achieve targets regarding electrical recycling.

WEEE compliance is essential to ensure that all forms of electrical waste are disposed correctly in a compliant manner.

Individuals or businesses that do not comply with the WEEE Directive and use alternative disposal methods are liable to prosecution and will be fined.

Did you know? Manufacturers and retailers of electrical items must provide their customers with an appropriate legal means of disposing of old electrical

Disposing of electrical waste at our recycling centres

The local tips that Commercial Recycling operate in Dorset and Somerset are licensed to accept waste electrical equipment from both individuals and businesses.

Each of the recycling sites benefit from long opening hours and great road links, which makes them ideal for for lorries, vans, tippers and cars with trailers.

Common types of WEEE accepted by Commercial Recycling

  • Computer
  • TVs
  • Fridges/freezers
  • White goods
  • Car batteries
  • Fluorescent tubes

How can I tell if products can be recycled?

Look out for the crossed out wheelie bin symbol. It is not only just new goods, old equipment can also be recycled so look out for the symbol!

Further information and tipping accounts

To learn more about the WEEE and hazardous disposal facilities Commercial Recycling offer please contact our team on 01202 331560 or These contact details can also be used for businesses wishing to apply for an approved nett monthly credit account for tipping at Commercial Recycling.

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