Frequently Asked Questions

At Southern Electrical Recycling LTD, we understand that recycling your waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) can sometimes raise a few questions. Whether you're new to the recycling process, or simply curious about the specifics of our services, we believe in providing clear and comprehensive information. It's all part of our commitment to transparency, excellent customer service, and fostering an informed community of responsible recyclers.

To make it easier for you, we've gathered some of the most commonly asked questions about our services, our processes, and what sets us apart as a leading provider of WEEE recycling in Portsmouth, Hampshire. From questions about the types of appliances we accept, to details about our data destruction processes, we've got you covered. We're dedicated to providing you with all the information you need to feel confident about choosing Southern Electrical Recycling LTD as your trusted recycling partner.

So, take a moment to browse through these FAQs. If you can't find the information you're looking for, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us directly. Our team of friendly and knowledgeable recycling experts is always here to help!

General Questions

1What happens to equipment that is unrepairable, is it sent to landfill?
Southern Electrical Recycling operate a zero waste to Landfill policy. Any items that are beyond economical repair are sent to a fully licensed Authorised Treatment Facility. Here all the items are properly broken down into plastics, metals, circuit boards etc and sold for reuse.
2What items do you accept for recycling?
We accept a wide range of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) including large and small household appliances, IT and telecommunications equipment, consumer equipment, lighting equipment, and more. You can find a detailed list on our Services page.
3What is the process to get a quote for recycling my items?
etting a quote is easy. Simply identify your appliances, contact us with your list, receive your personalized quote, and confirm your pick-up. You can find more details on our Get a Quote page.
4Do you charge for pick-up?
The cost for pick-up can vary depending on the volume and type of items, as well as your location. We provide a personalized quote after assessing your request.
5Do you handle data destruction for IT equipment?
Yes, we ensure that all data on IT equipment is securely and permanently destroyed to protect your privacy.
6I am very concerned about data protection, how do I know my data will be securely dealt with?
We share your concerns with regards to data protection and place great importance on data destruction. We offer an onsite shredding service or offsite shredding service.
7Are you a licensed WEEE recycler?
es, Southern Electrical Recycling LTD is fully licensed and operates in accordance with all relevant environmental regulations.
8What happens to the items after they are collected?
All items collected are sorted, depolluted, and sent to the appropriate recycling facilities where they are processed into raw materials that can be used to manufacture new products.
9What areas do you cover?
We are based in Portsmouth, Hampshire, and we serve clients throughout the local area and beyond. Please contact us to discuss your needs and confirm that we can serve your location.
10Do you offer free computer recycling service?
Yes. We really do offer a free collection and computer recycling service.
11How do you make money out of a free service, where there are obvious costs associated?
We make our money by refurbishing the equipment we collect and then resell it to help the community and create a zero landfill environment.
12What do I do if my question isn't listed here?
If you have a question that hasn't been answered here, please don't hesitate to reach out to us directly. You can contact us via phone, email, or by using the form on our Contact page.