Brocade Product Recycling

PRODUCT RECYLING

Brocade offers its customers the Take-Back and Recycle program for surplus and end-of-life products. This program supports global requirements for disposing of electrical and electronic waste within environmentally acceptable specifications, as well as the Brocade environmental program.

Overview
In support of the global requirements to dispose of electrical waste within environmentally acceptable specifications, and in support of the Brocade environmental program, Brocade offers customers the Take-Back and Recycle process to allow them to properly dispose of surplus and end-of-life products.

Equipment returned to Brocade through this program is disposed of in an environmentally safe manner using processes that comply with the WEEE (European Union Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment to be compliant by August 13, 2005) regulations, all EPA guidelines, and U.S. environmental laws at all levels of government. All Brocade-branded products are accepted under the program.

More About WEEE
The WEEE Directive places an obligation on manufacturers to take back electronic products at the end of their useful life. The RoHS Directive complements the WEEE Directive by banning the presence of specific hazardous substances in the products at the design phase. The WEEE Directive covers all Brocade products already sold to businesses as well as products that will be sold in the future.

WEEE
Brocade aims to comply with the applicable requirements of two environmental laws adopted recently by the European Union:

  • Directive on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS Directive)
  • The Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive)

The WEEE Directive requires that by August 13, 2005, “producers” (that is, companies that sell electrical and electronic equipment bearing their trade name, and companies that act as importers or exporters of those products), arrange and pay for the collection, treatment, recycling, recovery, and disposal of such equipment.

 

Recycling Addresses
If you are a Brocade customer in one of the following geographic locations (non-Europe), and need to recycle Brocade products, please follow the normal hardware returns process by returning your hardware to the Brocade Service location nearest you:

North America
Brocade Service
c/o Flextronics Solectron Global Services
Attn: WEEE/Recycle
260 South Milpitas Blvd., Bldg. 15
Milpitas, CA 95035

For more questions on the Brocade Product Take-Back and Recycle Program in the above locations (non-Europe), contact rma-request@brocade.com.

If you are a Brocade customer in one of the European country locations, and would like to dispose of your Brocade-branded product(s), please submit request to weee@brocade.com.  A Brocade representative will respond to your request.  Brocade appreciates the proper disposal of your waste electrical and electronic equipment products.

If you need assistance in or have any questions, please contact weee@brocade.com.

Instructions
To comply with the European Union’s WEEE Directive, Brocade has created the following documents that are to be used by recyclers. The recycling instructions highlight the board locations that contain the items listed in the WEEE Annex II checklist. If you require any additional information, please contact the Brocade WEEE team.

Equipment returned to Brocade through the Take-Back and Recycle program is disposed of in an environmentally safe manner, using processes that comply with:

  • The WEEE Directive adopted by the European Union
  • All U.S. Environmental Protection Agency guidelines
  • U.S. environmental laws at all levels of government

All Brocade-branded products are accepted under the program.
To get more information on Brocade product recycling, Contact Us.

Last updated on June 15, 2015