Look out for the crossed bin symbol
If the symbol shown here is found on any of your goods, it means that the product is classed as Electrical or Electronic Equipment and is covered by the WEEE Regulations.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations (2006 No. 3289) (WEEE) have been put in place to ensure that products are recycled using best available treatment, recovery and recycling techniques to ensure human health and high environmental protection. When you have finished with a WEEE product, please do not put in your domestic waste bin, as it will not be recycled. Please use one of the following disposal options instead:
To ensure that your WEEE is recycled in accordance with the regulations,
you must ensure that the goods are not put in the bin, but are separately
disposed of by taking the WEEE to your local designated collection facility.
This would normally be your local civic amenity site (recycling centre).
To locate your local site, contact your authority or go directly to the
listing of approved sites where you'll see they are arranged by county.
It is likely that approximately 1000 civic amenity (CA) sites will be
upgraded to Designated Collection Facilities (DCFs)
where consumers of WEEE from private households can deposit their WEEE.
Hand the old equivalent product back
Alternatively when you purchase a replacement product, hand the old equivalent product back to the us. We will accept it as a requirement under the WEEE Regulations (2006 No. 3289). It must be a like for like item for example an LCD Monitor for an LCD Monitor, a speaker for a speaker etc.
Please contact us at before sending your item back with the details, and enclose a copy of the email with the item. There are no costs for this service. Send the item back to the address below via a registered waste carrier. We will then record & deal with the item in an environmentally responsible manner at no cost to you.
UK Battery Directive
Information for consumer customers in the UK
What is the Batteries Directive?
This directive sets out clear guidelines for the collection, treatment and recycling of waste industrial, automotive and portable batteries. Statutory Instrument 2009 No.890. All batteries are required to be labelled with the appropriate battery label. The regulations have been put in place to ensure that products are recycled using best available treatment, recovery and recycling techniques to ensure human health and high environmental protection.
How do I know if my product is covered?
If the symbol shown here is found on any of your goods, it means that the product is covered by the Batteries Regulations.
How do I recycle my old batteries?
Batteries may be returned via a registered waste carrier to the address below for free disposal. Portable Batteries can also be recycled at a local council site - please contact them directly for further information. For further information on recycling batteries please visit www.rebat.co.uk
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