Disposal of electronic equipment

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2007
Reference: 
2007/0101
Question By: 
Mike Tuffrey
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What are you doing to work with boroughs currently not providing bring sites for the disposal and recycling of electronic equipment, including computers, to do so

Answer

Answer for Disposal of electronic equipment

Answer for Disposal of electronic equipment

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Government expects waste authorities to register their reuse and recycling centres as designated collection facilities for waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE). While I will support authorities who register their sites, I believe this approach is unacceptable as the Government has not reviewed the density of reuse and recycling centres in London nor surveyed their suitability to separately collect this waste. I believe that the Government should place put greater obligation on distributors and producers to provide collection services, as is required by the WEEE Directive, rather than force yet another burden onto waste authorities.