WEEE and waste batteries
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.
Recycling is one way you can help the environment and you should dispose of used batteries separately from other waste, using the collection and recycling schemes available.
All batteries are labelled with the crossed-out wheeled bin below, to indicate that they shouldn't be disposed of as normal waste, but in specific recycling centres.
What is WEEE and waste batteries?
The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive and the Battery Directive – transposed into local law - 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 retailer, we have met the requirements placed on us by financially supporting the national network of WEEE recycling centres established by local authorities. This is achieved through membership of the national Distributor Take-back scheme (DTS).
A list of approved collection sites near you is available from: www.recycle-more.co.uk.
Waste battery take-back:
Empty batteries can be returned to collection points close to, which can be found via www.recyclenow.com.
Alternatively, give us a call for help: (+44) 1628 894471
To find more information on WEEE recycling and to locate your nearest recycling centre please visit the Recycle More website.
This is to avoid that end users flood us with old batteries. Better would be to engage an agent where the waste batteries can be sent to.