Vapes Disposal

The disposal of vapes has significantly increased, reaching 5 million a week (up from 1.3 million last year) in the UK. Most of these are currently going into general waste, which is causing a rise in waste fires - 48% of waste fires last year are believed to have been caused by batteries in vapes. These figures show the demand for easy and safe vape disposal.

Sending vapes to general landfill sites can be detrimental to the environment and human safety, which is why the correct recycling of these devices is so important.

W&S Recycling is pleased to offer simple vape recycling services across Dorset and Oxfordshire. We are working to reduce waste fires and increase the dismantling and recycling of vapes and their materials.

Disposal is fast and convenient, making it a hassle-free part of your recycling.

Call our friendly team to learn more about this service on 01202 675564.

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Recycling Process Of Vapes


W&S Recycling are working in partnership with Veolia to ensure the safe handling and recycling of as many of the materials in vapes as possible.

This process includes:

  • Extraction - valuable materials are extracted such as lithium, nickel and manganese.
  • Dismantle - vapes are dismantled manually, separating the materials and parts.
  • Clean - each reusable material is thoroughly cleaned and prepared for transport.
  • Recycle - materials are sent to facilities where they can be reused in the manufacturing process.

We aim to recycle as much of the vape as possible, reducing the carbon footprint of the vaping industry and the risk of waste fires across the UK.

Should you want to learn more about our vape recycling process, get in touch with our team.

Disposing of Vapes At Our Sites

Disposing of your vapes couldn't be easier at our sites.

Step 1: Report to our site staff

When you arrive at our site, you will need to find a member of our site team to let us know which waste stream you are disposing of.

Step 2: Dispose of vapes

Once we have your details, you are free to access the vape disposal area. Place your vapes in the allocated containers.

Step 3: Leave

Confident that you have helped the environment and reduced the chance of a waste fire.

Vape recycling couldn't be easier, so find your local W&S recycling centre and please visit.

Call our team on 01202 675564 if you would like to know more information about the process.


Why Is Vape Recycling Important?

If vapes are left to decompose in landfills, they pose a serious threat to our environment and the ecosystem.

Most vapes will contain a battery, which is a leading source of waste fires in the UK. Mixed in with general waste, these batteries are likely to start a fire, which puts those working at landfills and animals scavenging the area in danger.

Additionally, the metallic and nanoparticles within vapes seep into the soil and local water sources from landfills, contaminating these natural resources and consequently hurting local animals and even the people around them.

Of course, recycling these materials will reduce your carbon footprint and overall the carbon emissions produced by the vaping industry.


Stress-Free Vape Disposal

Don't stress about not knowing what to do with your vapes any longer. Bring them down to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre for easy recycling and peace of mind that you are disposing of these devices responsibly.

Get in touch with our team on 01202 675564 to learn more about this new service.

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