What is waste management?

Does your office have lots of electrical items lying around that needs to be disposed? Read on to find out how the The Waste Group can help…

One definition of waste management is ‘the collection, transport, processing or disposal of waste materials, usually ones produced by human activity.’

Waste management has to be dealt with differently within different sectors and environments. For example, you may deal with your waste management at home differently to at work. The Waste Group are here to give you an overview of how to deal with waste in your business and recycle in the most effective way possible.


As a business, you probably already have some sort of waste management scheme in place; maybe you’re hot on recycling or have a place where you waste is disposed to. However, there are many things you need to consider when managing your waste in a business environment, especially when concerning electrical waste.

At The Waste Group we are specialists in disposing WEEE items (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) that your business will create. WEEE items are essentially products that include a plug or need a battery to work.

Did you know around 2 million tonnes of WEEE items are disposed by businesses and households every year in the UK? This is something a lot of businesses are not considering in their waste strategy. However, don’t worry! This is something The Waste Group can help with.


Some older WEEE items may contain asbestos waste. This is waste that is hazardous and needs to be removed in the correct way to avoid serious harm and even life threatening.  diseases.

This can sound overwhelming, but it shouldn’t be! Here at The Waste Group we are experts at disposing asbestos waste, including WEEE items. We will deal with all the paperwork and legislation alongside the actual waste disposal making the process as simple as possible. You can read more about the asbestos removal process here.

You may not have considered WEEE items in your business waste strategy but this is where The Waste Group are here to help. If you have lots of electrical waste in your place of work that needs removing, contact us today for a quote.