This is the most complicated WEEE stream as a wide variety of materials can be recovered: wood, metal, plastic, glass and cardboard.
This category includes: 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, etc. These appliances are shredded and plastics are separated from metals. Initial decontamination includes removal of ink toners, cartridges, batteries and cables.
- Manual pre-treatment
- Picking station