WEEE: Recycling electricals and batteries
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 www.recyclenow.com.
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 can help
If you’re buying a new electrical item, we will recycle your old one for free.
We are pleased to offer our customers the chance to recycle their old electrical items. If you have bought a new electrical item from us, you may send us your old one (please make sure it is the same type i.e. if you bought a telephone you must send us your old telephone). Just send the item, within 28 days of your new purchase to:
330 Four Oaks Road
Please note you will be liable for the postage costs to send to us.
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.
Batteries should never be disposed of in general waste or recycling bins.
Please visit https://www.recyclenow.com/local-recycling to find a battery collection point near you that will accept your used batteries free of charge.
Your local authority should also be able to give you information on a recycling facility in your area that will take your used batteries.
We work with Biffa Waste Management to take back and recycle used batteries free of charge for recycling for customers within the UK.
If you wish to you can bring your used batteries to the Reception Area at our Distribution Warehouse at:
330 Four Oaks Road
Please don't return your used batteries to us by post.