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Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) UK Directive

What is WEEE?

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment or WEEE is a European Directive that has been adapted for use in the UK. The regulations have been introduced to help reduce the amount of electrical equipment going to landfill and to promote the reuse or recycling of these items as best possible. The Directive came into legal effect on July 1st 2007.

*What's more, we're also willing to collect and recycle your old appliance on a like for like basis within Northern Ireland provided that your appliance is disconnected, empty and outside your property.

What we're doing

  • We have joined a national scheme operated by Valpak called The Distributor Take-back Scheme, or DTS. Our contributions to this scheme have helped fund a national network of WEEE collection centres to ensure more WEEE is recycled.
  • As part of our contribution we help fund Recycle-More, a one-stop recycling information centre. Recycle-More is an interactive website that will provide you with fun and useful information on how to be more environmentally friendly in your everyday activities. It will also provide details on your nearest recycling point.
  • As an Energy Saving Trust accredited retailer we've taken matters into our own hands and trained our staff to actively demonstrate to customers the benefits of a more efficient appliance.
  • We’re also encouraging consumers to purchase more efficient appliances by featuring the Time to Change (T2C) Efficiency Calculator on our website.

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What can you do?

  • You can help by purchasing more efficient appliances and asking at the time of purchase what considerations the manufacturer has taken to make as much of the appliance recyclable as possible. It is pressure like this that manufacturers will listen to.
  • Don't put electrical equipment or any device with this symbol into the normal refuse system. Log on instead to www.recycle-more.co.uk

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