|The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive is now U K law. The
legislation aims to make producers pay for the collection, treatment and
recovery of waste electrical equipment. The regulations also mean that
suppliers of equipment like high street shops and internet retailers must allow
consumers to return their waste equipment free of charge.
The amount of WEEE
we throw away is increasing by around 5% each year, making it the fastest
growing waste stream in the UK.
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.
new Electric and Electronic Equipment (EEE) have a part to play in reducing the
amount of WEEE going into landfill sites.
are obliged under these regulations to offer our customers free take-back of
their WEEE on a like-for-like basis when you buy from us a new Electrical or
For example, if a customer bought a new EEE item from us
we would accept their old WEEE item and prevent it going into a landfill site by
disposing of it safely. Customers must return their WEEE item to us within 28
days of purchasing their new item.