The value of re-using household waste electrical and electronic equipment
A summary of a study investigating waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) being disposed of via Household Waste Recycling Centres and local authority bulky waste collections, the reasons for disposal, its state of repair, and its potential value.
HWRCs represent one of the key places for the collection of waste electronics. Research indicated that 23% of the WEEE separately collected at HWRCs could be re-used with a small amount of repair. This amount of product represents a large resale value for the re-use sector and highlights the benefits of increased segregation or capture of electrical products for re-use.
We also have guidance and protocols available to help ensure that your electrical goods are fit for purpose after they have been repaired for re-use.