A Revolutionary Way To Never Worry About Electrical Waste Again

City Electrical Factors are the only electrical wholesale organisation in the UK to have an in-house electrical waste recycling facility, offering customers a complete one-stop recycling service and compliance with all current legislation.

What Is WEEE?

WEEE is Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment and covers virtually everything with a plug or battery.

WEEE also includes fluorescent lamps and tubes, high intensity discharge (HID) lamps, compact fluorescent lamps and LED lamps and tubes.

Every year an estimated 2 million tonnes of WEEE items are discarded in the UK - the majority of which is toxic and can have a long-term impact on the environment.

UK regulations place a legal requirement on businesses to handle WEEE in a specific and compliant manner.

CEF have the expertise to support you through every step of the process, ensuring that you meet your legal obligations.

Call our help line now on 01388 721 000.

WEEE: The Facts & The Law

  • All businesses produce waste and most business waste is classed as "controlled" or "hazardous".
  • The 2013 Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations place a requirement on all businesses to store, transport and dispose of their electrical waste in a compliant manner.
  • All WEEE requires storage in separate appropriate waterproof containers on site and during transportation.
  • All WEEE requires official documentation accompany it during transportation.
  • Anyone moving such waste must carry this paperwork together with a Waste Transfer Note.
  • These documents must be retained by the business for 3 years.
  • All businesses have a legal duty of care to audit the company they hand their waste over to as they are responsible for the waste until it reaches its final destination.

Act now to ensure you are WEEE compliant

Ignorance of legislation leads to £45,000 fine

An online trading company from Middlesex has been fined £45,000 for non-compliance with environmental legislation across three separate material types including batteries and electrical equipment.

This is the law and failure to comply can result in substantial fines or imprisonment. The law is now being enforced and ignorance is not an accepted excuse in a UK court.

Prosecutions are also increasing for companies that use so called "rogue" waste operators who incorrectly treat or dispose of WEEE waste.

The court stated that the business had been careless in not being aware of its obligations to register and finance the collection and recycling of waste it was responsible for.

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Keeping It Simple

Branch Recycling

With nearly 400 branches across the UK, you are never too far away from a registered, fully licensed location that can deal with your WEEE legally.

  • Simply return your WEEE to your local CEF branch.
  • We will arrange for it to be recycled and issue the relevant statutory paperwork.

Let CEF keep you legal and compliant with our easy to use service.

On-site storage and collection

Choose from a selection of on-site WEEE compliant containers to best suit your needs.
When your WEEE container is full, simply call your local branch to arrange an exchange within 4 to 6 working days nationwide.
We will issue and store your legally required consignment notes for the obligatory 3 years.
We will safely and legally dispose of your WEEE, recovering 98% of the material processed.

The Only Solution You Need

Why struggle with compliance when we can make it as easy as one, two, WEEE...

Unique solution

City Electrical Factors are the only electrical wholesale organisation in the UK to have an in-house electrical waste recycling facility, offering customers a complete one-stop recycling service and compliance with all current legislation.

Our service is unique and covers everything contained within the WEEE directive in a single solution including lamps, batteries, fridges, TV’s and computer monitors. We are the only recycler able to process LED lamps in the UK, and our treatment facility houses the UK’s only mechanical flat panel display treatment plant.

Making it easy

Each branch offers a handy local drop off point for waste or we can provide you with your own compliant container on-site. We also offer the quickest nationwide collection service in the market.

We provide all the necessary paperwork to ensure your consignment is legal and your audit trail complete, and if required we can retain paperwork on your behalf for the three years required by law.

Best in class

CEF have what is widely regarded as the best in class WEEE treatment plant and Europe’s largest lamp recycling plant, and we have the awards to prove it.

Everything we do is approved to the highest government standards. We are the trusted partner of choice for DEFRA and the Environment Agency for WEEE training.

We are also accredited to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 18001.

Call our help line now on 01388 721 000.

Call our help line now on 01388 721 000.

Contact Us

To find out more about how we can help you with all your electrical waste couldn't be easier.

Simply get in touch and we will do the rest.

We can provide a free on-site electrical waste assessment and recommendations to keep you legal and compliant.

Call our help line now on 01388 721 000.