This category includes appliances with a maximum edge length of less than 50 cm: appliances for cleaning (e.g. vacuum cleaners, carpet sweepers, etc.), appliances used for sewing, knitting, weaving and other processing for textiles; irons and other appliances for ironing, mangling and other care of clothing; toasters; fryers; grinders; coffee machines and equipment for opening or sealing containers or packages; electric knives; appliances for hair cutting, hair drying, tooth brushing, shaving, massage and other body care appliances; clocks, watches and equipment for the purpose of measuring, indicating or registering time; and scales.
This is the most complicated WEEE stream as a wide variety of materials can be recovered. Initial decontamination includes removal of ink toners, cartridges, batteries and cables. Then the appliances are shredded and plastics are separated from metals.
- Manual pre-treatment
- Picking station