Learn more about Monitor Recycling in England
Having an old monitor that you no longer use can take up valuable space in your house or office, however getting rid of monitors is a specialist task, similar to other types of electronic waste (e-waste), due to the complex combination of materials in monitors, monitor disposal must be performed responsibly. Improper monitor disposal can be harmful to the environment and your local community.
Cathode ray tube (CRT) monitor which has now been discontinued in the market place, contains approximately four to eight pounds of lead. However, more modern monitors, particularly liquid crystal display (LCD) monitor can be just as harmful, as it is likely to be backlit by small fluorescent bulbs that contain mercury. Both lead and mercury are toxic metals. This means that monitors should be treated as hazardous waste. Therefore, monitor disposal needs to be performed carefully.
Classified as e-waste, monitor disposal should also comply with waste electrical and electronic directive (WEEE Directive). WEEE Directive was introduced by the European Community to address the social, economic, and environmental impact of all unwanted electrical and electronic equipment, including monitors, when they are no longer useful or needed, and are ready to be disposed of. Regulations are put in place to make sure that WEEE is specifically managed. The regulations have significant implications for those who treat or recover monitors. It also stipulates that users have to store, collect, treat, recycle, and dispose of monitors separately from other waste.
If you or your business need to dispose of old monitors, the best way for you to do this is to work with our professional monitor recycling service in England. Our service follows the correct monitor disposal procedures to ensure that the toxic chemicals in the monitor are handled carefully.