The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013
What is WEEE?
WEEE stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. An item is classed as being WEEE if it needs electricity to do what it is intended to do. The electricity can also come from a battery source. You can get several types of domestic and commercial WEEE, including large WEEE such as Fridge Freezers and washing machines, and small WEEE such as toasters and kettles. The WEEE Directive was introduced in 2006 to make manufacturers and retailers responsible for collecting and recycling WEEE.
Importance of Recycling
Did you know you can recycle your electrical and electronic devices for free at your local recycling centre?
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, it 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 the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with this symbol) in your bin.
Visit Recycle More for more information on WEEE recycling and to locate your nearest recycling centre.
How are we helping?
In the UK kitchen 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 and have a take back scheme.
Recycling - Major Household Appliances
For a labour and transportation charge (depending on showroom and what’s being recylced) we’ll be happy to take away your old kitchen. If you have appliances we will take these away for no extra charge when we deliver the new like-for-like appliance from the following categories:
- Cookers and Built in Ovens
- Fridge Freezers, Larder Fridges & Freezers
- Washing Machines and washer dryers
- Tumble dryers
Why Not Donate?
If your old appliance is still in good working order, why not consider donating it to a great cause to help others?