WEEE - Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
As a responsible retailer, we have met the WEEE requirements by offering all customers (household end user) buying new electrical equipment free take-back of their old electricals on a like-for-like basis.
What is the take-back service we provide? We are pleased to offer our customers the chance to recycle their old electrical items when purchasing a new item from us. We offer a free take-back service on like-for-like items e.g. your old pendant light when purchasing a new pendant light from us.
Please send a photograph of the item to email@example.com before sending your item for us to approve. Any item sent to us other than what you have specified will be refused and returned to you. You have 28 days from the date of receipt of your new electrical item to send your replaced item to us.
How we can reuse and recycle electrical and electronic equipment? We can arrange for the waste to be recycled or prepared for reuse at an Approved Authorised Treatment Facility. If you do not wish to send your item to us your domestic electrical waste can be disposed of and recycled at your local authority/council’s recycling centre in the dedicated electrical waste area.
Why does this waste need to be separated from other waste? It can create environmental dangers when not disposed of correctly but also nearly 80% of materials used to make electrical items can be recovered and reused. These include for example ferrous and precious metals which means less need to be mined.
What are the damaging effects of not recycling electrical and electronic equipment? Unwanted electrical equipment is the UK’s fastest-growing type of waste. If you do not recycle electrical equipment will end up in a landfill where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination – harming wildlife and human health.
What is the meaning of the crossed-out wheelie bin symbol on electrical items? To remind you electrical and electronic items should not be disposed of in your dustbin or wheelie bin but should be recycled.