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Solange Arseneau, New Product Coordinator
A relatively new waste stream, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) waste promotes compliant segregation, transport, recovery and disposal of electric and electronic items.
WEEE waste is easily identifiable as anything with a plug or a battery. Our team will prioritise your compliance needs by helping you navigate the WEEE Regulations of 2013 which provide clear outline that failure to comply with the WEEE waste regulations may result in a fine. Whether you are a hospital, a GP, or private health practice, you will have electronic waste that must be disposed of properly with a trusted total waste management partner.
Each personalised plan with our customers begins with an onsite audit that results in a catalogue of all electrical items. We know how daunting managing some waste streams can be, so we want to assist in any way possible. From there we walk you through the process of packaging, disposal, and everything in between, as well as assessing rebate potential for electronic equipment. Like all waste streams that Sharpsmart manages, our commitment is to utilise the most environmental processing and treatment methods attainable and, where possible, recycling. By utilising sustainable methods, laptops and devices can be re-used rather than being disposed of, with each piece of equipment processed through specialist software to guarantee data destruction. Through our secure transport and waste processing, we deliver complete traceability and accountability of any collections and consignments, so your records are preserved.
What we can deliver in WEEE waste management:
Unlike other waste management service providers, we protect the process from generation to disposal, assuming full responsibility for the security of your waste. As the waste generator is responsible for waste produced UNTIL such time as it is disposed of, having a clinical waste partner that assumes full responsibility of the clinical waste pickup, transport and disposal is critical. To ensure your risk is minimised, it is our drivers, our trucks and our licensed clean processing facilities that manage your waste.
The result? Our mobile technology provides porters with an intuitive and easy to use scanning system which logs the exact waste collection location, fill-level of the bin and easy identification of compliance risks without additional labour requirements.
As a company and a team, we are very clinically focused. We’re not waste-focused. We want to help you drive clinical outcomes, not just act as a courier that picks up your grey bin from a cleaning cupboard or loading dock! Our people live by our vision of making healthcare safer, and are focused on delivering a superior customer experience, because we know that everything we do every day either enhances or detracts from your ability to deliver an excellent standard of patient care.
At Sharpsmart our story is very personal and vision is underscored by a passion for innovation, excellence and redefining what "safety" means in healthcare waste management. Founded 30+ years ago, our brand serves as an avenue to tell our story; it visually interprets what inspires and drives us every day to make a difference. To learn more about our brand, and the philosophy that sits behind it, download the Sharpsmart brandbook.