• What is AEEA?
    AEEA is the Dutch term for 'Afgedankte Elektrische en Elektronische Apparaten' (Scrap Electrical and Electronic Equipment).
    AEEA includes the following equipment:
    • Major household equipment
    • Small household equipment
    • IT and telecommunication equipment - with and without CRT screens (screens containing cathode ray tubes)
    • Consumer equipment - with and without CRT screens (screens containing cathode ray tubes)
    • Lighting fixtures
    • Gas-discharge lamps
    • Electrical and electronic tools
    • Toys, equipment for sport and entertainment (for example game consoles,...)
    • Medical aids (for example scanners, lab units,...)
    • Measuring and checking instruments (for example control boxes, building boards,...)
    • Vending machines - with and without cooling functions (for example air conditioners, fridges, deep freezers,...)
  • What is WEEE?
    WEEE is the English term for 'Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment'.
  • My company has AEEA?
    What to do with this? You can always deliver this without a scheduled appointment at our company terrain in Gellingen during our opening hours. If needed you can also have it picked up by our reputable collecting company.
  • Does ABa recycling recycle only for companies?
    No, private individuals can also take their electrical and electronic equipment to our company terrain in Gellingen.
  • Does my company need to have a lot of AEEA to be able to work with ABa recycling?
    No, with us you can deliver either one article or multiple containers, and this daily, weekly, monthly or just one time.
  • Where to take medical equipment to?
    Medical equipment is also recycled by ABa recycling. Everything must be disinfected by the customer or by a reputable institution prior to supplying the equipment or its collection to guarantee the security of our staff members.
  • What about old PCs and laptops?
    These can be delivered at our site or we can arrange for these to be collected by a reputable collector following consultation with ABa recycling.
  • Is all the data from old PCs and laptops removed when they are recycled?
    Thanks to our experience and our shredder procedures our customers can have 100% confidence that no personal or other data will come onto the second hand market and ABa recycling will also, if required, provide a destruction certificate.
  • Where should shop installations, server rooms, office clear-outs go?
    ABa recycling is permitted to carry out the de-assembling, collection and processing of AEEA and all plastic and metal fractions. Each project is individually evaluated to guarantee the necessary safe working conditions and compile a fitting price quotation. Our personnel have been awarded a VCA**-certificate. This certificate guarantees that ABa recycling will carry out the activities securely.
  • Who to contact when clearing out your business?
    ABa recycling is available 24/24 and 7/7 on +32 (0)498 60 49 09 or via e-mail info@abarecycling.be
  • What will it cost?
    ABa recycling guarantees a clear price quotation to prevent any unwanted surprises for the customer. The profit or cost depends on the type of engagement or goods.
  • How green is ABa recycling?
    ABa recycling ensures tomorrow's new raw materials. We ensure that the equipment supplied is processed in the most environmentally-friendly way possible within the European legislation and with the highest possible recycling percentage.
  • What is the difference between electrical equipment and electronic equipment?
    Electrical equipment works at 220V and generally includes an electric motor or heating element. The usage is therefore relatively high: from 500 to 3000 Watts. (A normal lamp uses 60 W per hour). Some run on 12V, such as a vacuum cleaner for the car.
    Electronic equipment works at low voltage: 1.5 up to 5V and contains electronic circuits or micro-processors with very low usage.
  • What is the "Cradle to Cradle" principle (C2C)?
    The core of Cradle to Cradle lies in the concept = "waste is food".
    All used materials, on reaching the end of their working life in one product, can be usefully deployed to make another product. This should not lead to a loss of quality. All residual products must be able to be reused or be environmentally neutral. This cycle is then complete ... and the waste forms the raw material for new products. This sustainable approach consists of the development via innovation and research of ways in which the needs of the current generation are provided for, without limiting the opportunities for the following generation.

    The 3 basic rules of the Cradle to Cradle principle are:
    - Waste = food
    - Sun = energy source
    - Respect for Diversity