Recycling of Electronic and Electrical Equipment

What are WEEEs?

WEEEs are waste electrical and electronic equipment, components of this equipment, or resulting fractions.

Electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) is all equipment that requires electrical power or batteries to operate.

WEEE can come from private homes, companies, distributors or producers of this equipment.

The classification of equipment must be made according to the following categories:

Temperature regulation equipment

  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Automatic distribution equipment for cold products
  • Air conditioning equipment

Screens, monitors and equipment with screens with a surface greater than 100cm2

  • Television sets
  • LCD
  • Monitors
  • Laptops


  • Fluorescent lamps
  • Sodium lamps
  • LED

Large equipment

  • Washing machines
  • Dishwashers
  • Electric ovens
  • Large printers

Small equipment

  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • ToastersIrons
  • Microwave

Small computer and telecommunications equipment

  • Mobile Phones
  • Routers
  • Personal computers
  • Printers

Who is responsible for the correct handling of this waste?

The legislation that regulates this waste stream is based on the principle of extended producer responsibility, with the producer of Electrical and Electronic Equipment being responsible for the management of the waste when it reaches the end of its life, which can be assumed individually or transferred to an integrated system.

All actors in the EEA life cycle, distributors, traders, companies, end users, have a responsibility to ensure that the proper routing of the equipment is given at the end of its life. All entities / companies must be able to justify the destination of their waste. Any non-compliance is punishable by fines.

This matter is legislated under Decree-Law no. 152-D / 2017.


Data storage equipment destruction service.

For a complete guarantee of the elimination of confidential data recorded on hard disk, flash memory units and optical discs (CD / DVD), physical destruction must be carried out.

The simple cleaning, formatting or demagnetization of the disks will leave the information of your company, customers and suppliers, vulnerable to the possibility of recovery.

Interecycling, through the service of destruction of data storage units, guarantees the total security of your information throughout the process.


1 - Storage and transport
Storage and transport
Storage in closed and sealed boxes / containers;

Transport from the storage location to the Interecycling facilities;

Confirmation on arrival of the box / container seals.
1 - Storage and transport
2 - Crushing destruction
Crushing destruction
Controlled opening of boxes / containers;

Removal of hazardous components (if applicable);

Mechanical fragmentation of all storage equipment.
2 - Crushing destruction
3 - Recycling
Separation of the obtained fragments (plastics, metals) in mechanical or chemical separation lines;

Granulation of different materials.

Dispatch of materials for incorporation into the production of new products, in full compliance with the circular economy commitment.
3 - Recycling
4 - Documentation
Issuance of Destruction Certificate - Proof that the data was effectively destroyed and that your company complies with the requirements of Information Security and the applicable GDPR standards.

Delivery of records (photographs / videos) of the destruction process.
4 - Documentation


1 - Armazenamento e transporte

  • Armazenamento em caixas/ contentores fechados e selados;
  • Transporte do local de armazenamento até às instalações da Interecycling;
  • Confirmação à chegada dos selos das caixas/ contentores.

2 - Destruição por trituração

  • Abertura controlada das caixas/ contentores;
  • Remoção de componentes perigosos (se aplicável);
  • Fragmentação mecânica de todos os equipamentos de armazenamento.

3 - Reciclagem

  • Separação dos fragmentos obtidos (Plásticos, metais) em linhas de separação mecânica ou química;
  • Granulação dos diferentes materiais.
  • Expedição das matérias para incorporação na produção de novos produtos, em total cumprimento com o compromisso de economia circular.

4 - Documentação

  • Emissão de Certificado de Destruição – Comprovativo de que os dados foram efectivamente destruídos e que a sua empresa cumpre os requisitos de Segurança da Informação e as normas RGPD aplicáveis.
  • Entrega de registos (fotografias/ vídeos) do processo de destruição.

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