Frequently Asked Questions
This page has the answers to some quick questions.
Of course, you can always contact us for any additional information.
We recover as much as 89.96% of secondary raw materials from 100% electrical and electronic waste. A further 4% is incinerated with energy recovery, with a recovery rate of 93.96%. We monitor these figures closely, and try to improve year by year.
We have several container types available, depending on the size and volume of your equipment:
If required we can supply further information about these containers on simple request (weight, volume, dimensions, etc.)
Out of Use is a Belgian environmental company specialising in the reuse and recycling of materials. Take a look at our ‘‘about us’ ’ page for more information.
Our core market is Belgium, but we also operate over Belgian borders. We deliberately take a local approach so as to keep the secondary raw materials and products in our society as far as possible, following the ‘urban mining’ principle.
Out of Use is here for all businesses (B2B). All the way from one-man businesses to large multinationals, the public sector, supranational organisations, etc
If you’re a private individual, you can use your local recycling facility.
Out of Use has a class 1 environmental permit for the processing of WEEE, granted by the Province of Limburg Executive. We satisfy all the conditions of the VLAREM legislation. Our registration number with the Flemish waste agency OVAM is 102070 (valid until 28/05/2025).
We are a recognised partner of Recupel as a chartered collector and processor of both domestic and professional WEEE.
Out of Use was also the first business in Belgium to receive the WEEELABEX certificate (Waste of Electric and Electronic Equipment Label of Excellence).
In order to give a product a second life, it must be tested, cleaned and in some cases repaired. However, the CO2 emission savings are very significant as no new raw materials need to be extracted. Take the test using our CO2-calculator.
Equipment in good working condition qualifies for reuse if it is environmentally and economically responsible to bring it into the reuse circuit.
If you wish to receive payment for your equipment and you don't want to destroy your data, selection for re-use is implicitly allowed. However, if you don’t want this to happen, these goods will not be reused and we will take care of the appropriate recycling.
Products are dismantled and separated into different fractions: aluminium, copper, lead, plastics, and so on. Next, these materials are treated by various processes to obtain pure fractions. These secondary raw materials can be used for the manufacture of new products.
Our truck (and driver) will come to you and back. Supply of an empty roll container or pallet box is charged at €39.00; the same rate applies when a full roll container or pallet box is collected. If you order several containers, a lower per-container rate is applied.
You can keep the roll container free of charge for two months (ask for our conditions if you want to keep it for longer).
If you have too much equipment for one roll container or pallet box, just order as many as you think you need. You can also request industrial pallet boxes. You can also load the equipment onto pallets and we take care of collection. If larger quantities are concerned, we always have a tailor-made solution for the customer. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Some customers fill their containers almost immediately; others prefer to have a few containers permanently available that they can fill as they go along. In either case, just let us know when you want a collection, and we’ll arrange it promptly.
Data security is very important, including for equipment that is no longer used by businesses. We guarantee robust security and data destruction according to your wishes. To do so, we employ three levels and several methods of data destruction. You can read all about it here.