WEEE Regulations for Disposal of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Information for Customers in the UK
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (or WEEE) Regulations are now U.K. law. All European member States including the U.K. have agreed to reduce the amount of WEEE that is being disposed of in landfill sites.
It is important that the amount of waste sent to landfill sites is reduced because:
• Some waste can be re-used or recycled. The amount of landfill space available in the UK is decreasing. If we can keep waste out of landfill sites it means there is more landfill space available for non-recyclable waste.
• Waste can contain hazardous substances. When left in landfill sites the hazardous substances in waste can pollute soil and contaminate water supplies. This contamination can damage human health and the environment.
Distributors of new Electric and Electronic Equipment (or EEE) have a part to play in reducing the amount of waste going into landfill sites.
PurelyGadgets are “doing our bit” under these regulations by offering our customers free take-back of their waste on a like-for-like basis when they buy a new Electrical or Electronic product.
For example, if a customer buys a new digital camera from us we will take back their old digital camera and prevent it going into a landfill site by disposing of it safely. Customers must return their old waste within 28 days of purchasing their new item. Customers do not have to pay to return their old item to us.
If you wish to return your WEEE item, please contact us at 0207 473 6771 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Under the WEEE Regulations, all new electrical goods should now be marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol shown below:
Goods are marked with this symbol to show that they were produced after 13th August 2005, and should be disposed of separately from normal household waste.
Battery Take-Back Scheme/ Battery Recycling
Under the Waste Battery Regulations, Purelygadgets Ltd is now offering a take back scheme for all portable waste batteries. You can return your waste batteries to our business premises in person (please do not post) to the address below:
Unit F7 Waterfront Studios
1 Dock Road
Alternatively, you can find your local waste portable battery recycling facility at www.recyclenow.com
Most supermarkets and shops that sell batteries will have collection bins for used batteries, and some town halls, libraries or schools may also set up collection points. End-users may find stores in their local area more accessible.