Uk Waste Electrical And Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations (Si 2006 No. 3289)
The UK WEEE regulations require that businesses involved in the supply of electrical equipment take an active role in its collection and recycling.
So that you can get your old electrical products recycled, we have made a financial contribution toward the development of recycling collection points (known as ‘Designated Collection Facilities) throughout the UK through our membership of the Distributor Take Back Scheme (DTS).
UK households dispose of over 1.2 million tones of electrical and electronic waste every year. This is the equivalent of 150,000 double decker buses and would be enough to fill the new Wembley Stadium 6 times over.
Much of the UK’s electronic waste ends up in landfill sites, where toxins put communities at risk. Failure to segregate any type of recyclable material in the home will usually result in items being disposed of in a landfill site (buried in the ground in the UK) or being incinerated.
To remind you to recycle, all new electrical products are marked with a crossed out wheeled bin symbol.
For advice on all aspects of recycling at home, including the locations of nearby recycling collection points of waste electrical items near to you, please visit www.recycle-more.co.uk