Recycling of Electrical Equipment & Batteries
If you’re buying a new electrical item, we will recycle your old one for free. Please do not throw electrical equipment in your bin. This is because 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 items they will end up in landfill where hazardous substances could leak out and cause soil and water contamination – harming wildlife and also human health.
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.
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. As a responsible distributor, we have met the requirements placed on us by offering all customers buying new electrical equipment free take-back of their old electrical on a like-for-like basis in our stores. Unwanted Items should be returned within 28 days of purchasing your new product.
If you wish to return your old electrical product to us, please contact us and we will provide further instructions. alternatively you can find your local recycling point by visiting www.recyclenow.com
In addition, under the Waste Battery Regulations, we are now offering a take back scheme for all portable waste batteries. You can return your waste batteries to our business premises in person. If you wish to return your old batteries to us, please contact us and we will provide further instructions. Alternatively you can find your local recycling point by visiting www.recyclenow.com