Relltek is fully compliant with environmental and data protection laws.
There are several laws which dictate the correct disposal and recycling of IT equipment along with the safe and complete destruction of data. We are committed to making our environment a better place and take data protection very seriously.
We adhere to these important regulations
Environment Act 1995 – All organisations are obliged to protect the environment and must follow processes to ensure the work they do is responsible regarding environmental impact.
Environmental Protection Act 1990 – Waste items must be assigned to registered carriers, stored correctly and disposed of in the right way at licensed facilities.
The Data Protection Act 2018 – This new Regulation sits side by side with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It’s designed to protect individuals in the UK and give them more control over their data.
GDPR – This is an EU driven Regulation that came into effect on 25 May 2018. Any business (globally) that processes the personal data of EU citizens must abide by this law. Data must be processed lawfully, fairly and with transparency, be held securely and only kept by a business for as long as is deemed necessary for the lawful processing to take place. Together, the GDPR and The Data Protection Act 2018 supersede The Data Protection Act 1998.
The Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2005 – Old computer monitors, televisions, laptops, mobile phones, printed circuit boards, some types of batteries and many more items are considered hazardous. They must be disposed of properly when redundant.
The Waste Electronic & Electrical Equipment Regulations (WEEE) – the WEEE Regulations were introduced in 2013 to tackle the environmental impacts of end-of-life or discarded electronic and electrical equipment. It outlines how all electrical items (virtually everything that has a plug or battery) should be recovered, reused and recycled.
The Landfill (England and Wales) Regulations 2002 – These Regulations outline what landfill operators and waste producers must do to comply with The Landfill Directive.
Mandatory licenses as part of the WEEE Regulations
Relltek is a carrier of the licenses listed below. These are compulsory for the collection, recycling and processing of electronic and electrical waste.
Waste Carriers Licence – Waste Carrier
- S2 – Storage of Waste in Secure Place
T11 – Repairing or refurbishing waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)
How do we ensure regulatory compliance?
We’re serious about compliance at Relltek. The processes we use for IT and data disposal guarantees compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, giving you peace of mind that you can use our services with confidence.
We go beyond the minimum requirements expected of compliance, taking an active approach to environmental welfare and data security. In turn, we can help you to reduce your carbon footprint.
- Comprehensive recordkeeping – We keep full waste records, data destruction certificates, audit logs and asset reports on file for five years, and these are accessible upon request.
- Microsoft Registered Refurbishers – We’re fully certified for IT recycling, meeting industry standards.
- ISO – We adhere to ISO9001 (Quality), ISO27001 (Information Security) and ISO14001 (Environmental) standards, enabling us to offer a professional service with sound organisational processes.