Zero Waste Recycling is fully compliant
with all UK and EU legislation, giving you peace of mind that the transfer and
recycling of ink and toner waste to us:
Fulfils your duty of care to the highest
- Complies with all relevant legislation
- Completely satisfies your environmental audits
- Reduces your organisations carbon footprint and
impact on natural resources
Your duty of care to manage waste properly
is detailed within section 34 of the Environmental
Protection Act 1990. This is satisfied by applying the waste management hierarchy
to your decision making processes, as set out in article 4 of the EU Waste Framework
Directive. Using Zero Waste Recycling as your printer cartridge waste
solution will fulfil your duty of care to the highest possible standard.
The storage and treatment of other peoples
/ companies waste requires a Waste Management License or Exemption. Our waste
printer cartridge reuse and recycling service which is run by BCMY Ltd has the
following exemptions: T16, S2, T4. This allows us to legally treat waste toner
and ink cartridges by sorting, cleaning, dismantling or refilling them.
The T16 Exemption specifically states that
it cannot be used to “treat waste toner or ink cartridges to dispose of them to
landfill or incineration”. We carry out all recycling activities on site and
nothing is incinerated or sent to landfill, something that other competing
services fail to live up to. Not all cartridges can be reused, so please check
what your current waste services provider does with their cartridge waste. Do
they even know? Are they even compliant?
View our Certificates of Registration and Exemptions.
- T11 - Repairing or refurbishing waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)
- T16 – Treatment of waste toner cartridges by sorting, dismantling, cleaning or refilling.
- T4 – Preparatory Treatments (bailing, sorting, shredding, etc) (non agricultural waste only)
- S2 – Storage of waste in a secure place (non agricultural waste only)
As of January 2014, any company involved in
the following business practices must register as a waste carrier:
- Transport your own waste
- Transport or dispose of waste for someone else
- Buy or sell waste
- Act as a waste broker (arrange for someone else
to handle other peoples waste)
Zero Waste Recycling collects your printer
cartridge waste either through our own collection vans, independent couriers,
or pallet collection companies.
ZeroWasteRecycling.co.uk (BCMY Ltd) -
Licence Number: CBDU140426
UK Mail - Licence Number: CBDU56738
AE Parker Ltd - Licence Number: CBDU43622
Palletways - Licence Number: CBDU44891
South Link - Licence Number: CBDL35798
Sussex Transport - Licence Number: CBKM3747PK
3 Speed Worldwide - Licence Number: CBDU96118
Both the sender and receiver of waste must
record certain specifics of the transfer (persons responsible, organisations,
locations, material, weight, company SIC codes, dates, etc) on a legal document
called a Waste Transfer Note (WTN) for a minimum of 2 years.
Zero Waste Recycling will fulfil both your, and our, duty to record this via Waste Transfer Notes which are provided per individual collection order.
As long as you (the account holder) are
authorised to act on behalf of your organisation in regard to the movement of
controlled waste, the material type being transferred, and the collection and
delivery locations all stay the same, a Waste Transfer Note can be
produced without the requirement of your signature. This allows us to produce current
and historical online Waste Transfer Notes, which you can both view and print for
your audit trails, at any time, via your account. We will automatically update
it every time we collect and receive your cartridge waste.
For the Waste Transfer Notes to be
accepted for Audit purposes you will need to:
- Tick the confirmation box that you are the
authorised person to deal with the transfer of waste
- Enter your organisation SIC code by selecting
your organisation's main activity
- Have a separate Zero Waste Recycling account for
every site / location you would like us to collect from
For organisations that have multiple
locations we have a feature to allow you to combine reporting so you can see
the total recycling efforts of your organisation, whilst still having site
specific Transfer Notes.
Once we have fully processed your waste you
will be able to print or download a Zero Waste Certificate
which will become your proof of having completed your Duty of Care by using the
highest standards of environmental disposal.
It will detail the total amount and types
of cartridges sent for recycling. It will also display the total number of
cartridges per category that were reused, and thus saved from recycling, and how
many cartridges were turned back into raw materials, for further use in new
products, along with a percentage for each.
This can be displayed proudly as your
commitment to responsible printer cartridge recycling, alongside your other
environmental achievements, policy documents, corporate social responsibility
activity, social media outputs and or be used for further marketing collateral.
Market expectations, the need to be more efficient and to demonstrate management commitment towards continual improvement and environmental management
has meant for BCMY investing in the implementation of effective management systems
to meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015.
View our ISO Certificates: