Waste Electricals Collection Trials

Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) and the work they do with local authority Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is key to understanding how companies can find value in end-of-life and disposal products. 

What can my organisation do?

WRAP is conducting continued trails of WEEE being disposed of via HWRCs.

Research indicated that 23% of the WEEE separately collected at HWRCs could be re-used with a small amount of repair. This volume of product represents a large re-sale value for the re-use sector and highlights the benefits of increased segregation or capture of electrical products for re-use.

Using this research, you can analyse ways in which businesses create partnerships with local councils, authorities and HWRCs to maximise profits from their re-use and recycling of waste electrical and electronic products. 

Current Information

Trials in 2011

WRAP and Zero Waste Scotland conducted a series of trials that clearly showed the advantages of developing strong partnerships to help realise the true value of re-use, both financially and environmentally.

You can find the results of these trials using the following links:

Zero Waste Scotland trials 2011 >> 
Trials with Leeds City Council >> 

Trials in 2015/16

WRAP is currently conducting a series of new collection trials in England and Wales, details of which will be published in 2016. 

Further Information

To find out more about household collection of waste electrical and electronic products, follow the links below:

Partnerships are key to success in re-use >>
Video case studies >>

Where Next?

Want to know more about re-use and recycling in sustainable electricals? Take a look at our reports, guides, tools and case studies for further information:

Reports >>
Guides >>
Tools >>
Case studies >>