Waste Electrical and Electrical Equipment
Did You Know...?
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.
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 result in items being disposed of in a landfill site (buried in the ground) or being incinerated.
The UK WEEE Regulations require that businesses involved in the supply of electrical equipment take an active role in its collection and recycling.
The aim of the legislation is to:
- Make good use of the materials that make up old electrical equipment by recycling rather than disposing in landfill.
- Prevent the negative environment effects of sending often hazardous electrical equipment to landfill.
So that you can get your old electrical products recycled, Weldricks has made a financial contribution towards the development of improved recycling collection points, known as 'Designated Collection Facilities', throughout the UK through our membership of the Distributor Take Back Scheme.
To remind you to recycle, all new electrical products are marked with a crossed out wheelie bin symbol.
Customers can take any old electrical equipment to participating civic amenity sites (often known as 'household waste recycling centres') run by their local council. please remember that this equipment will be further handled during the recycling process, so be sure to remove any non-electrical products (for example: food waste).
The following materials are collected:
- Blood Pressure Monitors
- Electric Toothbrushes
- All other waste electrical and electronic equipment
You can locate your closest participating recycling centre at: www.recycle-more.co.uk or by calling our customer service team on 0845 402 4409.