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What is WEEE?

WEEE is waste electronic and electrical equipment like TVs, fridges, hairdryers & computers. It is one of the fastest growing waste streams in Europe. Every year in the UK households throw away around 1 million tonnes of it and many items are not treated or recycled and get buried in landfill sites. This wastes resources and puts a major strain on the environment.

What are WEEE Regulations?

The regulations are European Law, aiming to tackle the growing amount of WEEE that is disposed of by setting targets for recycling and making producers (manufacturers or importers) pay for treating and recycling end-of-life electrical equipment. It aims to minimise the amount of WEEE householders throw out with their general rubbish. By keeping WEEE separate from other waste it can be treated, the hazardous substances can be removed and a large amount of waste can be recycled rather than sent to landfill.

What is doing to comply with WEEE Regulations?
As a distributer, we are committed to reducing the amount of WEEE that goes to land fill. We are doing our bit for the environment by offering a free take back scheme. Any customer who purchases an electrical item from us is able to give us their old like-for-like product for us to dispose of in an environmentally friendly way. This can only be offered when an old product has the same use as the new product, for example, if we sell you a hair dryer we will take back your old hair dryer. You must deliver this back to us within 28 days of purchasing your new item. You can bring the items into one of our stores.

What are we contributing to the reuse, recycling and other forms of recovery of WEEE under these Regulations?

All electrical items received on our Take Back Scheme will be taken to a regulated WEEE compliant recycling site.

Why is recycling our WEEE so important?
Over 75% of waste electrical goods end up in landfill, where lead & other toxins contained in electrical goods can cause soil & water contamination, which can lead to negative effects on human health & the environment.

How can I tell if a product comes under the WEEE Regulations?
You can tell which products are covered by the WEEE regulations by looking out for the 'crossed out wheeled bin symbol'. From 13th August 2005, all new electrical products placed on the market must have this symbol. However many producers have been using this symbol for some time now, so you may already spot it on products you already own. sell the following types of household electrical and electronic equipment, which are covered by the WEEE Regulations: Small household appliances, e.g. electrical baby monitors, thermometers and mobiles.

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