The amount of waste electrical and electronic equipment is increasing annually. Besides these alarming quantities, the problem also lies in hazardous substances contained in such waste equipment, i.e. substances causing ozone layer depletion: lead, mercury and cadmium, which can have a negative impact on the environment and human health.
End users of electrical and electronic equipment are willing to recycle it when it becomes waste. But due to lack of information on recyclable waste and locations for collecting such equipment, it often ends up among mixed municipal waste or at wild landfills. Disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment in the wrong place can cause soil pollution with toxic substances harmful to animals and humans.
It is therefore important to ensure that individual parts or components are not removed from waste electrical and electronic equipment.
WEEE can be disposed of free of charge at the following locations:
- in a collection centre with your local public service provider in the area of municipal waste management,
- in a store - upon purchase of a new appliance,
- during WEEE collection campaigns,
- at a ZEOS collection facility.