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WEEE Directive

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Please find details regarding the UK and Ireland WEEE directive and recycling your old electricals.
UK WEEE Directive information

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.

Why recycle?

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.

What is WEEE?

The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires countries to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of these items.

How are we helping?

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).

To find more information on WEEE recycling and to locate your nearest recycling centre please visit the Recycle More website.
Ireland WEEE Directive information

WEEE Directive, Waste Management (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) WEEE Regulations (S.I. 149 of 2014) plus The European Union (Batteries and Accumulators) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 283 of 2014), as amended.

WEEE product takeback service?

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is taken back free of charge on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis. Each local authority must also accept household WEEE free of charge at its recycling facilities. All WEEE must be recycled and should not be placed in any of your household wheelie bins. Make sure you always recycle all your old electrical goods.

How do I organise free takeback of my item?

We, as the retailer, can collect WEEE items upon delivery of your new product or within 15 days of delivery of your new product. If the item is unavailable for collection, then you may bring the item to our nominated premises.

Simply call us on 01200 421010 to ensure arrangements are put in place and to allow us to contact you with a 24-hour notice of delivery and collection.

How do I recycle my items locally?

Each local civic amenity must accept household WEEE and waste batteries free of charge from members of the public. Please contact your local authority for details of your local civic amenity. Local authorities cannot charge gate fees for WEEE or waste batteries.

How do I find out more about the WEEE directive?

For further information on any aspect of the WEEE Directive, please visit www.weeeregister.ie

Our authorised representative.

As a retailer based outside of Ireland we will appoint an authorised reprensative in Ireland. Details TBC shortly.

R.E. Dawson Ireland's producer register number: TBC shortly.