Recycling facilities are now available for all customers at which you can deposit your old electrical products. This is a requirement under UK and European legislation (The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment – or WEEE – Directive). The aim of the legislation is to;
As a conscientious business, E&G Websales Ltd has 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 of 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. Please remember that this equipment will be further handled during the recycling process, so please be considerate when depositing your equipment.
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.
Wherever practical, old electrical waste should not be disposed of with your household waste. You can locate your closest participating collection site at www.recycle-more.co.uk (please remember to have your postcode to hand).
UK households dispose of over 1.2 million tonnes 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.
Throwing batteries in the bin to end up in landfill is harmful to the environment as well as a waste of a resource. Many batteries are hazardous. New Regulations have recently come into force to encourage the recycling of all types of batteries. Britain has to increase battery recycling from the current level of 2.8% to 25% by 2012 and 45% by 2016. With a need to recycle an additional 200 million batteries per year within just 3 years, we all need to work together. To help, BatteryBack are providing easily accessible collection points throughout the country.
BatteryBack is committed to provide over 80,000 FREE collection points over the next 2 years. Many of these points will be in schools, colleges, libraries and other public buildings as well as approved supermarkets and retailers. Until the law takes effect, BatteryBack is financing the cost of treatment and recovery. We already have over 1000 FREE collection points in the UK, to find the nearest to you please click here.
We are also able to provide a collection service for all types of electrical and electronic equipment, including mobile phones, computers and domestic goods.