Recycling of E-Waste
By recycling your e-waste, you contribute to the recovery of increasingly scarce raw materials and reduce CO2 emissions, combating global warming and playing a part in creating a better world.
There are ever more people on the earth, all increasing their consumption. This is unsustainable unless we switch from a disposable society to a circular one, where we are fully committed to recovering used materials.
Is there still a lot of old or broken electrical or electronic equipment lying around in your company or organisation? These devices contain rare earth elements such as gold, silver, copper, nickel, and palladium.
These are much-needed raw materials in today's world. According to the 'urban mining', concept these devices form a contemporary source (or 'mine') for the recovery of these materials.
Did you know that electronic waste contains as much as 50 times more valuable metals and minerals than ores obtained through mining? The scarcity of natural resources in Belgium, and by extension Europe, also confirms the importance of urban mining.
Why Out Of Use?
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.
When you use our services, we can issue you a recognised processing certificate for your waste register on simple request. We have years of expertise, a proven track record and all the necessary permits and quality labels.
Out Of Use is a recognised partner of Recupel for the B2B market, as a chartered WEEE collector and processer. We have a class 1 environmental permit for the processing of WEEE, granted by the Province of Limburg Executive. So we satisfy all the conditions of the VLAREM legislation. For connoisseurs: our registered number with the Flemish waste agency OVAM is 102070, valid until 28/05/2025 ;).
Since March 2018 Out Of Use has also held a WEEELABEX certificate (Waste of Electric and Electronic Equipment Label of Excellence). We were the first Belgian recycler in the B2B market to receive this important certification.
'Corporate responsibility' and 'environment' are high up the agenda at Fujitsu. So the collaboration with Out of Use certainly supports our corporate culture. Thanks to the partnership we’ve been able to expand our service offering to a total solution with the necessary guarantees and certification. We offer our customers new IT infrastructure and also help them with advice on how to manage their old equipment, secure and dispose of data and recycle their IT waste in an environmentally responsible way. It was essential to find a partner that’s both flexible and operates competitive market pricing. Out Of Use meets these expectations in full.
The specialised processing of ICT material, the proceeds from which we now donate to Natuurpunt for tree planting, is also a very concrete return to society,
CASE: Smals recycles old ICT material through Out of Use
From now on, Smals will have its written-off hardware recycled by Out of Use. This way, the devices get a new destination or are safely destroyed.
Any equipment that needs to be recycled?