Our processes are simple. Once the waste has been collected from your premises, it is taken to one of our approved & licensed recycling facilities. Upon arrival it is segregated into its different waste stream where cables and other electrical components are removed, ballasts, plastics, steel and other scrap metals are separated and recovered. These materials are then sent for further processing and recovery.
The key basics are segregation of raw materials which are then sent for reworking and reprocessing. The end result is a reused material such as plastics, non-ferrous and ferrous metals. There is a series of mechanical separation, component, and picking separation along with granulation.
We like to make sure we are not just going to collect one item, so that to ensure we are cutting our carbon emissions we tend to forward plan a collections route for our drivers to follow. In some cases we ask other businesses in your surrounding area if they also have anything they would like to dispose of.
Display equipment includes CRT - cathode ray tubes (found in old style TV sets & computer monitors), flat screen TV`s & computer monitors, such as LCD – liquid crystal display, TFT - thin film transistor & LED – light emitting diode. Cathode ray tubes – CRT contain hazardous phosphor powder and leaded glass.
The CRT tube is removed by hand, then the circuit boards, wires & plastics are removed and the materials are used to make other products.
Demand for CRT televisions is falling as the popularity of flat-screen equipment grows. The flat-screen display market is growing rapidly. LCD or plasma may be used for flat-screen TV`s, computer monitors, laptops & mobile phones. Most LCD TV`s use mercury lamps to light the screen.
To remove the lamps, the entire TV must be disassembled before sending the LCD screen section for specialist processing. Research is now being carried out to develop more effective automated solutions. Once the lamps are removed, the rest of the device may then be shredded.
Some products contain refrigerant gases Ozone Depleting Substances such (ODS) such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) & hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) which are now banned. These gases are captured and treated in ODS recovery plants.
Cold appliance de-pollution entails many processes: compressors are decontaminated to recover ODS and oils; insulating foam is treated to recover ODS,; metals are salvaged and sold on & plastics may be re-used for new products. Finally, oils & ODS are destroyed in specialised treatment process.