Waste Management Licence

Takeback within the remit of current environmental legislation does not need to hold a waste management licence.

Toner and inkjet cartridges

The Environment Agency allows certain business’s an exemption from needing to hold a Waste Management Licence for selective low risk waste activities. The Waste Management Licensing Regulations 1994 under the Environmental Protection ACT 1990 give the Environment Agency the powers to make these exclusions.

In consultation with the Environment Agency, they have concluded that the secure storage and manual sorting of waste toner (printer and ink) cartridges destined for recovery, is an activity that is likely to present little or no risk to the environment or human health, and therefore a low risk waste regulation activity for which a Waste Management Licence is not required.

Mobile Phones

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive which legislates how the disposal of electrical and electronic equipment (i.e. Mobile Phones) must now follow legislation as set out in the WEEE directive.

This Directive aims to reduce the amount of WEEE waste being produced and encourages everyone to reuse, recycle and recover it.

Takeback hold an exemption under the Waste Management Licensing Regulations 1994 for the storage of WEEE and are therefore authorised to process your mobile phones.