WEEE Take Back Scheme
Recycle your old electrical items with us!
We’re pleased to offer our customers free recycling on all household electrical items.
Unwanted electrical equipment is the UK’s fastest growing type of waste, and sending it to landfill causes lead and other toxins can leak out and cause soil and water contamination, harming wildlife and human health.
Fortunately, many electrical items can now be repaired or recycled. That’s why we’re offering free recycling on a like-for-like basis – so when you buy a new item from us, we will make sure your old model is taken care of.
If you’re not sure whether your electrical item can be recycled, have a look for the crossed-out wheelie bin symbol on the packaging, or on the item itself. If the symbol appears on the replacement item, this is also an indication that the old model should be recycled.
The Directive – The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires countries to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of waste electricals. In the UK, that means retailers like us must offer all customers buying new equipment free take-back for their old electricals.
For more information on recycling electricals go to www.recyclenow.com
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment directive applies to all the products sold by Exled Ltd. It is a requirement of the directive that all such items are disposed of in a responsible manner. For commercial sales in the UK this means they should be taken to a Designated Collection Facility from where they will be recycled. Please contact Budget Pack at www.budget-pack.com.
Our Producer Registration number is WEE/FA0069TY.
Recycling facilities are now available for all customers at which you can deposit your old electrical products. This is a new requirement under UK and European legislation (The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment – or WEEE – Directive). The aim of the legislation is to:
• Make good use of the materials that make up old electrical equipment by recycling rather than disposing in landfill.
• Prevent the negative environmental effects of sending, often hazardous, electrical equipment to landfill.
As a conscientious business, we have chosen to group together with other retailers in joining the ‘Distributor Take Back Scheme’. Through this scheme we have paid toward the provision of improved recycling facilities for our customers.
Customers will be able to take any old electrical equipment to participating civic amenity sites (often known as ‘household waste recycling centres’) run by their local councils. Remember that this equipment will be further handled during the recycling process, so please be sure to remove any non-electrical product.
Under the UK regulations, funding collected through the Distributor Take Back Scheme has been distributed between all Local Authorities in the UK to ensure the provision of improved recycling facilities. Producers of these products will then ensure that deposited items are taken away and recycled.
To remind you of the availability of these facilities and the importance of recycling, all new electrical equipment or packaging is now marked with a crossed out wheeled bin symbol.
Wherever practical, electrical waste should not be disposed of with your household waste. You can locate your closest participating CA site at: www.recycle-more.co.uk (remember to have your postcode to hand).