Our Processes

Our Processes

The WEEE Centre offers recycling services for ICT waste to the general public, business, learning institutions, government and NGOs in East Africa. The increasing amount of E-waste has created a need to recycle them in an environment-friendly way and there are opportunities to reuse the ICT products to bridge technological gaps in low-income countries.

Thus WEEE Centre works on the treatment of collected ICT waste by creating possibilities of reusing, dismantling and sourcing of downstream management in environmental compliance and we safely handled more than 10,000 tonnes of e-waste since inception.  

Here's how:


ICT waste is collected from different partners which include companies generating a large amount of ICT, schools associated with a social program, designated collection bins installed by environment authority in Kenya e-waste collection drives, take-back programs, or on-demand collection services.

Inventory Registration

Our team identifies and documents the type and amount of electronics collected by matching the product with model and ID numbers, weighs each piece, destroys its data, and determines if they can provide a second life to the artifact.

Sorting Reusables and Recyclables

The team separates the components, metals, plastics, and other materials for future use as raw inputs in smelting or in various manufacturing processes.

Dismantling & Dissassembly

ICT equipment received is checked for repairing purposes if they are obsolete they are processed through manual dismantling and separation of fractions.

Reuse, Upcycling & Recycling

Other processes include shredding of plastics for reuse, repairing batteries, making battery packs, repurposing other materials and channeling difficult fractions further to downstream recyclers in Europe for final treatment.

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