Recycling Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
What is WEEE?
The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires countries to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of these items.
UK Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations (SI 2006 No. 3289)
Who is Responsible for Recycling?
The UK WEEE regulations require that businesses involved in the supply of electrical equipment help owners of this type of equipment, by taking an active role in its collection and recycling.
So that you can get your old electrical products recycled, we have made a financial contribution toward the development of recycling facilities for electrical goods throughout the UK through our membership of the Distributor Take Back Scheme.
These facilities are located at your local council waste recycling centres. Find where to recycle your waste electrical goods at www.recycle-more.co.uk
Recycling your old electricals is easy!
Recycle your electrical and electronic devices free at your local recycling centre. To find your nearest centre, visit the Recycle More website and type in your postcode.
Unwanted electrical equipment is the UK’s 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.
We’re proud to support your local authority in providing local recycling facilities for electrical equipment.
To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is now marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with this symbol) in your bin.