Responsible Recycling

The continual progress of security products inevitably results in redundant existing equipment that is no longer compatible. DJ Byers Ltd have been recycling this redundant equipment for over 10 years with an approved WEEE Company. We do find it disappointing that none of the Inspectorates for the Security Industry have yet included the Environment as an area with which approved Companies should comply.

Here are just a few upgrade examples for CCTV Systems:

The photographs above show our storage crates for redundant legacy equipment or damaged items.

  • The blue containers are for the lead acid batteries that provide stand by power and for used aerosols.
  • Five years ago we reduced our aerosols usage by 80%. This was achieved by changing to trigger type dispensers with a water based mix solution. Just as effective but less harmful to the environment.
  • Our fleet of four MEWPs / Cherry Pickers was changed from diesel vehicle powered units to electric battery powered. Cleaner and considerably less polluting.
  • The service / maintenance sheets have been largely replaced with an electronic tablet based system. Less paper wastage and the benefit of electronic reporting for customers.
  • Our fleet of Ford Transit Vans incorporate fuel efficient Euro Stage V Emission diesel engines.
  • Cable cut off from installations on site are often used for the control equipment cabinet pre-builds in the Workshop. Lengths unusable are recycled.
  • Cardboard and shredded paper is recycled – no boxes left at the Customer’s site.
  • So often we visit sites where other Companies have simply left redundant equipment in situ, so it looks an eyesore on the building. Alternatively it is left in a heap for the customer to resolve. If it is removed then the Competitor Company Engineers often dispose at a domestic waste tip or in their own bins. It is to avoid that unacceptable approach to waste products and disregard for the Environment that we recognised our responsibility and pay for the correct recycling. Full documentation of the recycling by the WEEE Certified Provider is available on request.

DJ Byers Ltd care about your Security and equally the Environment!