Collection and Recycling Arrangements in the United Kingdom

Under the UK Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations, for old equipment that you have bought before August 2005 which is being replaced on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis by the purchase of new Coriant equipment, Coriant is required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of the old equipment. The old equipment that your new purchase from Coriant replaces is referred to as Historic WEEE.

Under the UK WEEE Regulations, Coriant is also required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of any new electrical and electronic equipment that you buy from Coriant after August 2005, when that new equipment eventually becomes waste. This is referred to as New WEEE.

Coriant products are very competitively priced. Any new increase in operating costs for manufacturers such as Coriant is normally reflected in a price increase in the product. However, instead of increasing the prices of our products, Coriant has decided to share these new environmental costs directly with our customers. We believe in being transparent with you on any new environmental costs that our products need to address.

Our approach to sharing these new environmental costs is:

  • Coriant pays for the costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by the WEEE Regulations;
  • Coriant pays for the costs of data management and reporting to the Environment Agency to demonstrate compliance with all administrative requirements of the WEEE Regulations;
  • you pay for transportation of your WEEE to Coriant's appointed recycler in the UK.

Coriant has established a recycling contract with the European Advanced Recycling Network (EARN) and will cover any costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the equipment on arrival at the EARN recycling facility in the UK. All New WEEE that arises from the purchase of Coriant products is classed as non-hazardous waste.

It is your responsibility to arrange and pay for costs of collection and transportation to the recycler. In order to meet UK Duty of Care Regulations for waste disposal, you should use one of the following carriers (which hold a valid Waste Carriers licence):

Waste CarrierTelephone NumberWebsite
TNT UK Ltd+44 (0)800 100600www.tnt.co.uk
DHL Express (UK) Ltd+44 (0)844 248 0555www.dhl.co.uk
Keuhne + Nagel Ltd+44 (0)1895 552000www.kn-portal.com

For larger quantities of waste, you may want to contact the recycler directly to arrange and pay for alternative collection methods. The EARN recycling facility in the United Kingdom is:

RecyclerTelephone NumberWebsite
MDJ Light Bros Ltd+44 (0)1273 486848www.wasterec.com

To comply with the UK Duty of Care Regulations the transport of your waste to the recycler must be accompanied by suitable documentation. You must also keep a signed copy of this documentation for two years.

In order to meet this requirement and to enable EARN to identify Coriant equipment upon arrival at the recycler's address, please download the Recycling Label for British Customers. Complete the label with your company details and attach it to a suitable box for transport to EARN.

WEEE Reporting Recycling Data for Coriant Equipment in the United Kingdom

Under Section 27 of of the WEEE Regulations, information on the quantities and categories of Coriant electrical and electronic equipment put on the market, reused, recycled and recovered within the UK must be reported by the end of each compliance period.

The first WEEE recycling report will cover the period 2012. EARN will prepare the recycling data report for Coriant. Information in the EARN recycling data report will be summarized on the Coriant website when it becomes available.

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