Waste Management

WEEE is Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. It is end-of-life electrical and electronic equipment and covers virtually everything with a plug or battery.

Electronic Waste contain hazardous contaminants such as Mercury, Lead, Arsenic, Cadmium, Beryllium and brominated flame proofing agents and need to be recycled / disposed in a scientific manner to avoid adverse effect on human lives and the environment.

In order to deal with the problem of E-Waste, the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India has prescribed the E-Waste Management and Handling Rules, 2011. The rules are applicable to producer, consumer or bulk consumer engaged in the manufacture, sale, purchase and processing of electronic equipment or components and to recyclers, collection centres and dismantlers of E-Waste.

Handlers of E-Waste have to obtain an Authorisation of the State Pollution Control Board. Recycling Facilities have to be registered through the Central Pollution Control Board.

WEEE is Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. It is end-of-life electrical and electronic equipment and covers virtually everything with a plug or battery.

Electronic Waste contain hazardous contaminants such as Mercury, Lead, Arsenic, Cadmium, Beryllium and brominated flame proofing agents and need to be recycled / disposed in a scientific manner to avoid adverse effect on human lives and the environment.

In order to deal with the problem of E-Waste, the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India has prescribed the E-Waste Management and Handling Rules, 2011. The rules are applicable to producer, consumer or bulk consumer engaged in the manufacture, sale, purchase and processing of electronic equipment or components and to recyclers, collection centres and dismantlers of E-Waste.

Handlers of E-Waste have to obtain an Authorisation of the State Pollution Control Board. Recycling Facilities have to be registered through the Central Pollution Control Board.

Electronic Waste Recycling: Electronic & Electrical equipment which is discarded due to obsolescence, surplus, end of life is termed as “E-waste”.   

The common form of E-Waste includes:

  • Computers, Laptops & Peripherals
  • Office Electronic Equipment
  • Mobile Phones, TVs, Gaming Consoles
  • Medical Equipment etc.,

Electrical Waste Recycling: This involves recycling of large domestic appliances, Cooling Appliances such as:

  • Ovens, Washing machines
  • Air Conditioners, Refrigerators
  • Electrical Tools etc.,

Lighting Equipment Recycling: Lighting Equipment Recycling involves recycling of luminaires and light fittings.

Lighting Equipment Recycling include processing of Mercury, Sodium lamps, Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL), High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps and all Fluorescent tubes and gas discharge lamps.

Solar Panel Recycling: Solar Panel Recycling involves separation and recovery of different materials used in the panels such as:

  • Glass / Aluminum
  • Synthetic materials (used to encapsulate and seal in the silicon cells)
  • Silicon solar cells
  • Metals such as lead, copper, gallium and cadmium