As a retailer we take our responsibilities of recycling old appliances very seriously, and we support the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directive from the government
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) regulations came in force in the UK on the 2 January 2007. Brand owners, importers and distributors of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) are affected, attracting an obligation under the UK WEEE regulations.
You can now recycle your old electricals with us.
Unwanted electrical equipment is the UKs fastest growing type of waste.
Many electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and the environment. If you do not recycle, electrical equipment will end up in landfill where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination – harming wildlife and also human health.
How Electrical Discount UK can help
We are pleased to offer our customers the chance to recycle their old electrical items.
We can offer a collection service, to be undertaken at the same time as we deliver your new appliance(s), for this we need to make a small charge. Please note that our Collection Charge is for the transportation and collection of your old appliances, We Do Not Charge For Recycling.
Items we collect
Your appliance needs to be disconnected from any electrical, gas or water supply, BEFORE we can remove it.
You can view our WeeeCollect COMPLIANCE Certificate of Membership HERE.
To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is now marked with a crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with the crossed out wheeled bin symbol) in your bin.
What is WEEE?
The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires countries to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of these items. In the UK, distributors (including retailers) must provide a system which allows all customers buying new electrical equipment the opportunity to recycle their old items free of charge. Those establishing their own take-back scheme must as a minimum offer all customers buying new electrical equipment free take back of their old electricals on a like-for-like basis.
Find more information on WEEE recycling, and locate your local recycling centre, at http://www.recyclenow.com
For MORE information on recycling in your home visit these great websites.