Environmental Disposals / WEEE

SM-WEEE-Disposal-6The amount of waste Britain produces continues to increase year on year, with companies sending tonnes of quality goods each year to landfill, and it is now evident that climate change and emission restriction is high priority for all responsible organisations.

Specialised Movers’ commitment to preserving the environment has extended to taking a lead role in environmental disposal of redundant furniture as key environmental legislation has now placed the onus of responsibility upon you, the waste producer. Consequently, it is now your responsibility to identify your waste and determine in what way it should be handled and treated, or when possible, recycled.

Specialised Movers are licensed Waste Carriers and carry out all disposals in accordance with current legislation and the WEEE Directive. We offer the following services:

Recycling Of Redundant Furniture – Wood Recycling

When a company relocates, the disposal costs of redundant furniture can be almost as expensive as buying everything brand new! However, in these tough times, recycling furniture can actually be an excellent way of reducing costs and maximising existing budgets – a business that recycles its furniture with Specialised Movers can save up to 70% of the equivalent costs than if they sent the goods to landfill.

We can collect your redundant furniture and either

  • \Provide a green solution to its disposal – offering a 90% re-cycling of office furniture through full pellet chipping services – used for pet bedding, equestrian surfacing and all weather exercise rings for horses
  • Attempt to position the better furniture to second ownership. Specialised Mover have a large catalogue of charities/local communities who frequently take up the offer of redundant office furniture – schools, colleges and other organisations often on tight budgets (producing a certificate to demonstrate where the ownership lays) – we aim for at least 50% to be offset in this manner and we will then offset this against the client’s final invoice.

……all this reinforces our commitment to minimum landfill!

Contact Us for a current quote per item for our furniture recycling service.

Recycling of Waste Electrical equipment WEEE

SM-WEEE-Disposal-2The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations (2006) became law in July 2007. Since then, the waste industry has seen an increase in the amount and variety of electrical waste being collected and recycled in a correct and environmentally friendly manner. In the UK, 222 million units of electrical equipment are put on the market each year, with ofice and business supplies accounting for 21 million of these items.

Specialised Movers provide a collection and recycling service fully adherent to the WEEE Directive. We will:

  • Collect your redundant office equipment (IT equipment – PCs, monitors etc.) – even small unwanted items are recycled – eg. metal/plastic products such as office staplers and hole punches – these are all shredded and recycled
  • Collect your redundant white goods – fridges, dishwashers etc.
  • Provide full certification showing the outcome of your waste, providing an audit trail for your company

We provide a complete recycling package for all electrical WEEE with a full audit trail – all recycled items will achieve a certificate for WEEE disposal, usually referenced with the items’ asset register.

Specialised Movers provide supply specific WEEE waste containers in various sizes for ongoing contracts or quote for ad-hoc collections

WEEE regulations needn’t give you a headache! Contact Us now to speak to a Specialised Movers’ Consultant about your Environmental Disposal requirements.

Plastic Recycling

SM-WEEE-Disposal-8Currently only 9% of commercial plastic waste is recycled. By the end of 2010 this figure is set to increase to nearer 25%. Recycling redundant commercial plastic into end applications that can displace virgin plastics will save on average two tonnes of CO2 for every tonne of plastic recycled.

Recycled plastic is widely used in mainstream construction products such as damp proof membrane, drainage pipes, ducting and flooring, with a fast growing industry being the rise of street furniture including recycled bins, street signs and planters. Street plastic furniture is more sustainable than the common use of hardwood and also is less susceptible to vandalism.

This year Specialised Movers have teamed up with the major plastic manufactory LINPAC – an international market leader in the manufacture and marketing of plastic packaging and supply chain products/services.

We have now introduced the first plastic recycled moving industry crate; this is produced from ex food carrying trays which serve the supermarket industry. We now have in stock 2400 crates and we are planning different sized recycled moving crates in the near future.

Paper and Cardboard Recycling

SM-WEEE-Disposal-1For every tonne of paper recycled the savings are

  • At least 30000 litres of water
  • 3000 KWH of electricity ( Enough for an average 3 bedroom house for one year)
  • 95% reduction of CO2

After collection, paper and cardboard is baled and then distributed to a number of mills throughout the region to be recycled back into packaging materials. Fibre from recycled office paper and shredded documents will also be recycled to produce egg cartons, cat litter, jiffy bags and animal bedding, among other products.

Metal Recycling

SM-WEEE-Disposal-5Specialised Movers will strip waste metals from redundant furniture. Much of this process is completed manually, with smaller items such as screws and bolts lifted out by electro-magnet.

Secondary raw materials are then offered to the metal recycling industry. This in turn makes considerable savings on energy consumption needed to produce non-ferrous metal products.

SM-WEEE-Disposal-4Metal recycling supplies a major worldwide industry. Manufacturing of metal continues to be one of the largest UK manufacturing sectors, employing more people and contributing more value to the UK economy than the motor and aerospace industry combined. Growth in China, Brazil and India means that the export market for frag is ever-increasing.

By supplying these new markets, natural mineral depletion in these countries is greatly reduced.