Guidance

Transporting electrical and electronic waste

How to transport electrical and electronic waste materials, such as small household appliances, IT equipment and power tools (note 26).

Documents

Guidance note number 26

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Details

This note gives guidance on the transportation of small mixed waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) from collection points to processing facilities.

WEEE items include:

  • small household appliances
  • IT and communications equipment
  • power tools
  • toys
  • sports equipment
  • medical devices
  • control instruments
  • smoke detectors
  • dispensers

The note doesn’t cover:

  • cathode ray tubes
  • flat screen televisions and monitors
  • refrigeration equipment
  • large domestic appliances and fluorescent lamps
  • items from ‘bring banks’
  • items collected as part of kerbside recycling collection rounds

This guidance was issued on 15 February 2017.

See further guidance notes regarding the transportation of dangerous goods.

Published 7 July 2017