WEEE Directive and Battery Recycling
Information on the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive
|The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive were brought in to UK law in 2014. The UK WEEE regulations require that businesses who are involved in the supply of electrical equipment take an active role in its collection and recycling.The amount of WEEE we throw away is increasing by around 5% each year, making it the fastest growing waste stream in the UK.| Distributors of new Electric and Electronic Equipment (EEE) have a part to play in reducing the amount of WEEE going into landfill sites.
- Much of the UK’s WEEE ends up in landfill, where the lead and other toxins it contains can cause soil and water contamination. This can have a harmful effect on natural habitat, wildlife and also human health.
- Many electrical items that we throw away can be repaired or recycled. Recycling items helps to save our natural finite resources and also reduces the environmental and health risks associated with sending electrical goods to landfill.
UK households dispose of over 2 million tonnes of electrical and electronic waste every year. This is the equivalent to:
Double Decker Buses
4 x 4
and would be enough to fill the new Wembley Stadium 10 times over.
Much of the UK's electronic waste ends up in landfill sites, where toxins put communities at risk. Failure to segregate any type of recyclable material in the home will usually result in items being disposed of in a landfill site (buried in the ground in the UK) or being incinerated.
|Product Recycling Information|
As a supplier and distributor of electrical and electronic equipment, we’re pleased to enable you to recycle your old electrical items when buying a new like-for-like item from our website or our store. The item you wish to return and recycle doesn't’t have to have been originally purchased from us, but it must be of an equivalent type and size to the new product you’re buying.
Once you’ve made your new purchase, please return your old item to us at:
Unit 2, Squirrels Lodge, Deeping St. James, Peterborough, PE6 6RL for recycling.
Please make sure the item you’re returning is clean and dry.
Unfortunately the WEEE regulations don’t entitle you to free collection of items for recycling. Visit www.recyclenow.com or contact your local council to locate your nearest recycling site for WEEE if you need to recycle an appliance yourself.
How To Find Us
|Under the WEEE Regulations, all new electrical goods should now be marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol.|
Goods are marked with this symbol to show that they were produced after 13th August 2005, and should be disposed of separately from normal household waste so that they can be recycled.
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Battery Recycling Information As part of the Waste Battery Regulations, we are very happy to offer a take back scheme for all portable batteries. We have installed a Waste Battery Collection container at our retail outlet and would be very happy for our customers and visitors to use this for any exhausted or unwanted potable batteries including AA, AAA, 9V, C, D, Solar pump battery packs and button cell batteries. Unfortunately we are unable to accept Automotive and Industrial batteries.
How To Find Us
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|To find out how to minimise your effect on the environment and to locate your nearest collection facility, please visit www.recycle-more.co.uk.|