Electronic waste, such as used computers, is now one of the world’s fastest-growing waste streams. The WEEE directive demands that the majority of electronic waste, much of it classed as hazardous, is recycled or recovered rather than going to landfill.
Redundant computers, for instance, contain toxic elements such as lead, chromium, mercury, phosphorus and PVCs which are hazardous to human health. Dismantling and handling unwanted computers containing these substances is a highly skilled and dangerous operation so J&G will ensure this is done safely and in line with current legislation. J&G collect most electronic waste including computers, circuit boards, photocopiers, fax machines and telecommunications equipment.