Recycling old equipment
Recycling household electrical equipment
With effect from July 2007, the UK’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations require that all retailers of electrical equipment are obliged to both actively assist in delivering a UK wide WEEE collection infrastructure and encourage the participation of consumers in recycling electronic equipment.
In order to partially meet our obligations as a distributor of WEEE, we have opted to become a full member of the Distributor Take back Scheme (DTS).
As a member of the DTS, we have made a financial contribution toward the development of the network of Designated Collection Facilities (DCFs) instead of offering in store take back of WEEE. This financial contribution has been used to improve the WEEE collection facilities located at Local Authority Civic Amenity sites.
To find your nearest participating site and for advice on all aspects of recycling at home, please visit www.recycle-more.co.uk. Don’t forget to have your postcode ready to use in the ‘recycling facilities’ locator.
In addition, through our support of the national recycling website, www.recycle-more.co.uk, we also meet our obligations under the regulations to make the following information available to users of EEE in private households:
Electronic waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams and much of it can be recycled and resources recovered to make new consumer goods.
Electronic products contain hazardous substances which can potentially effect the environment and human health.
All electrical items sold now carry the ‘crossed out wheeled bin’ symbol, reminding consumers that collection methods are available, allowing recycling to take place.
To ensure your waste electronics don’t contribute to damaging the environment, please use www.recycle-more.co.uk and recycle today.