Estates Directorate

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

We have recently revised arrangements for the collection and disposal of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). This includes IT Equipment, Laboratory Equipment, White Goods and Fridges and Freezers. 

A request to remove electrical waste should be logged via Planon by your School/ Directorate Building Liaison Officer (BLO) with details of the items i.e. numbers and type of equipment requiring disposal.

The table below summarises any charges for the disposal of WEEE.

Type of Electrical EquipmentCost
IT equipment and secure data removal No disposal charge. A collection charge may apply.
Fridges and freezers

£12.50 per domestic fridge

£45 per commercial fridge

A collection charge may apply. 

White goods (for example, toaster, kettle, microwave)

No disposal charge. A collection charge may apply. 
Laboratory equipment

No disposal charge. A collection charge may apply. 

(updated September 2015) 


Collections will be coordinated via Planon. Please log a request for collection 10 working days in advance of collection date. 

It is the responsibility of those requesting the collection to identify a safe place for temporary storage whilst awaiting collection. Please do not use corridors, stairwells or block any fire exits or escape routes.

Please find a storage location as near to ground level as possible for ease of collection. For bulkier items of equipment, a collection can be made from where the item stands.

All fridges and freezers must be empty and cleaned down prior to disposal.  If this is not undertaken, they will not be removed.

Please note, if your equipment was in use in a laboratory (or other potentially hazardous) setting, the disposing School/Unit is responsible for appropriately cleaning the equipment and certifying it as clean, prior to disposing of it.


Secure data removal

Each piece of equipment is given a reference by the contractor and certificates of destruction are provided. These are stored electronically centrally.


If you have any questions please contact the Assistant Environmental Manager