The best packaging solution for WEEE

See how you can benefit from having one type of box for all WEEE waste streams:

Features and benefits

  • Ideal specification for all four waste streams.

  • Walk-in capability for safe and easy loading of heavy CRTs and PVs.

  • Stackable for efficient transportation and storage of all four streams.

  • Only parts with high wear are made from steel providing a very strong but light box.

  • Can be mechanically rotated to empty under certain circumstances.

  • CircularEconomy-aligned as wooden components provide easy repair of breakages, free of additional charge.

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2.5 Cubic meter

The modular nature of the box means that the same packaging material can make boxes of 1, 1.5, 2 or 2.5 cubic meters matching the requirement of the waste stream and of the collection infrastructure.

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2.0 cubic meter

The modular nature of the box means that the same packaging material can make boxes of 1, 1.5, 2 or 2.5 cubic meters matching the requirement of the waste stream and of the collection infrastructure.

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1.5 cubic meter

The modular nature of the box means that the same packaging material can make boxes of 1, 1.5, 2 or 2.5 cubic meters matching the requirement of the waste stream and of the collection infrastructure.

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1.0 cubic meter

The modular nature of the box means that the same packaging material can make boxes of 1, 1.5, 2 or 2.5 cubic meters matching the requirement of the waste stream and of the collection infrastructure.

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FAQ

General Questions

  1. 1.Why introduce the Universal WEEE-Box now?

    Because our customers and the market as a whole asked for a WEEE box that covered all their needs.

    Hooklift containers used to be ideal from a Logistics point of view as you could use the same packaging for all WEEE waste streams. As recycling legislation has developed and operators have realized that they need to use small boxes for most WEEE streams, the steel cage or gitterbox has been the obvious choice as it is well-known and easily accessible.
    It would be great if we could use the gitterbox or metal grid cage for all streams, however it is small so cannot fit large items, it’s heavy and is of course not compliant for ADR and PV streams.

  2. 2.What is Pooling?

    Pooling is the concept of shared use, of only paying for the boxes you use and of everyone paying the same. There are no extra costs and no capital needed. It is a professional service including training and a focus on handling efficiency and Health and Safety of the operators.

  3. 3.Which WEEE collection groups can the Universal WEEE Box be used for?

    The boxes are well suited for four streams of WEEE: small WEEE containing lithium batteries (ADR), televisions (Flat Panel Displays “FPDs” and old CRT glass type) and PhotoVoltaic solar panels. For example, in Germany the boxes are used for the current collection groups 3, 5a, 5b and 6.

  4. 4.Who are the typical customers for the boxes?

    Our boxes are used throughout the WEEE supply chain. Municipal collection points, collectors, waste management companies, first stage treatment facilities and recyclers are well-known users. Producer Responsibility Organizations (PRO’s) are key beneficiaries of our service.

  5. 5.Why do WEEE stakeholders choose our boxes?

    A variety of reasons.

    The advantages of an easy handling and a modular construction ensure efficient inventory management and transport of boxes. Any broken boxes can be sent back for repair without additional cost. We have as many or as few boxes as you want, whenever you want them.

  6. 6.What are the product specifications?

    Boxes are available in the height of 40cm or 80cm. They can be used separately or in combination to have volumes of 1, 1.5, 2 or 2.5 cubic meters. Please click here for a technical specification product file.

Financial perspective

  1. 1.Why will Pooling save me money compared to buying my own boxes?
    • Higher weights of WEEE per collection box
    • No additional repair costs
    • Reduced theft of WEEE (green panels restrict visibility and access)
    • Less likelihood of theft of the boxes as they have a zero scrap value
    • You only pay rent for your chosen quantity and your needed period. (You can always send back material you do not need any more to our depot)
    • One specification of box need be procured, administrated, delivered, stored, handled, collected, emptied and repaired which reduces costs at every stage
  2. 2.What happens when boxes need repair?

    All boxes in the WEEE sector will eventually suffer some damage. Pooling Partners offers a repair service at no additional charge. Returning boxes to our depot (whether they are broken or not) stops the daily rental charge.

  3. 3.What is the minimum rental period?

    You can rent material as many or as few days as you want. Many of our customers rent more boxes for the summer and Christmas period and then return them when demand drops. One day is the minimum.

  4. 4.How do you invoice?

    Monthly invoices reflect the number of boxes and the number of days you’ve had them during the month.

  5. 5.What happens when boxes are lost or damaged?
    • In cases of loss a Rental Termination Fee (RTF), is charged. This is less than the purchase price of a new box but helps contribute to the investment in a replacement.
    • Normal damages are expected in the WEEE sector so are not invoiced.
    • Not accepted are welding the boxes so they can’t be disassembled, emptying the boxes with a rotating FLT that does not support the side of the box and painting pink. In these cases of misuse, an RTF is invoiced.
  6. 6.Who pays for the transport?

    Transport is an additional cost payable by the customer. Pooling Partners can organize a third party or you can pick up yourself at our depot. In Germany, our depot is located in Emmerich am Rhein. For smaller orders of less than one trailer (and depending of the urgency you need the boxes), a lower cost groupage delivery can be arranged.

Operational assistance

  1. 1.How do you build a box?

    Very simple, it’s just like lego.
    Current assembly record is well under a minute.
    A dedicated PP1 tool makes the process even faster.

  2. 2.Why is this hybrid box constructed of metal, wood and plastic?

    Metal components undoubtedly must be utilized where the box needs to be strong. Those high-stress area points of the box which are moving or are bearing the large share of the weight of the contents must be made of steel to ensure a reliable and long-lasting robust box.
    Wooden and plastic components are however far superior to use in areas of the box which are not habitually under high stress as they are lightweight and enable easier handling and increased tonnage of WEEE. A Formula1 engine must be made of metal but nobody would consider making the bodywork and wings from anything other than carbon fibre. Lightness and the ability to quickly replace damaged components are just as important on a box as they are in a formula one car. As a result, any repairs are without additional charge. Low stress areas are only damaged by accidents, invariably either from a FLT or falling from a vehicle. In these circumstances damage is inevitable, whether to steel, wood, or plastic. The important point is to make them useable again with the least amount of effort and cost.

  3. 3.What is the normal delivery time?

    Normally, our customers receive a new shipment of boxes in one week after the order is received.

  4. 4.How many empty boxes can be loaded onto a tautliner trailer?

    80cm high boxes can be ordered in multiples of 8 sets, 40cm high boxes in multiples of 15 sets.
    A single box consists of a pallet and 4 sidewalls. The following combinations are popular order quantities for a 13.6m full load truck:

    255 pallets + 240 boxes (80cm high)
    186 pallets + 208 boxes (80cm high) + 150 boxes (40cm high)
    208 pallets + 208 boxes (80cm high) + 105 boxes (40cm high)

     

  5. 5.How many boxes full of WEEE can be loaded onto one tautliner trailer?
    • 52 small boxes (80cm high)
    • 26 small boxes (80cm high) + 26 medium boxes (120cm high)
    • 26 large boxes (160cm high)

Collection Groups Specifics

  1. 1.Is the Universal WEEE Box compliant to ADR legislation?

    Yes.
    The box meets all the requirements of Packaging Instruction P909, Special Provision SP670 and Multilateral Agreement M303 for UN3481.
    The box is closed so WEEE cannot fall out and is correctly labelled as per P909. Optimum sized box which minimises any risk of breakage to the equipment and damage to the battery.

  2. 2.Is the Universal WEEE Box optimised for FPD collection?

    Yes.
    Three sizes of box can be built for even the largest of televisions.
    Up to 20 tonnes of FPD can be transported in 52 boxes on one 13.6m tautliner trailer.
    There is no better box for collection and transportation of FPD WEEE.

  3. 3.Can the Universal Box be used for collection of CRT televisions?

    Yes.
    The walk-in capability provides an ideal solution to the requirements of loading heavy televisions into a small box. The ergonomic design restricts any stress on the lower back.
    Up to 18 tonnes of CRTs can be transported in 52 boxes on one 13.6m tautliner trailer.

  4. 4.Does the Universal Box meet requirements for Photovoltaic panel collection?

    Yes.
    The 2.5m3 box allows for enclosed storage at the collection point.
    The front of the box can be opened for safe and easy loading and unloading.
    The lid and green APET restrict the light electrically charging the solar panels.
    More than 10 tonnes of PV WEEE can be transported in 26 boxes on one 13.6m tautliner trailer.

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