A company has to separately collect it’s obsolete electric and electronic equipment, due to regulations. The compulsory collection of this obsolete equipment within the company brings costs, such as:
- time of personnel
- storage space
- storage bins
If some of this obsolete equipment can be separately collected for e.g. reuse or redistribution, this could give extra costs for personnel hours, storage space and bins. The extra income of the separate collected equipment plus possible savings on removal as waste, must be larger than the extra costs of separate collection. In some companies a negligible extra income, or even a small cost, is accepted to cash in on a surplus of personnel hours or storage space.