Importance of Recycling
Did you know you can recycle your electrical and electronic devices for free at your local recycling centre?
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 will leak out and cause soil and water contamination – harming wildlife and 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.
What is WEEE?
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013.
WEEE stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. An item is classed as being WEEE if it needs electricity to work. 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.
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) and is the method of compliance for the vast majority of UK retailing.
For more information on WEEE recycling and to locate your nearest recycling centre please visit https://www.recycle-more.co.uk/
Crossed out wheeled-bin symbol
To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is now marked with a crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with the crossed out wheeled bin symbol) in your bin.
We are pleased to offer our customers the chance to recycle their old electrical items when purchasing a new item from us. If your electrical item is ‘Very small WEEE’ (less than 25cms on their shortest side) then you are welcome to bring this to our store.
Our Stow-on-the-Wold store address is:
If you cannot get to our store or a local recycling point, we are happy to offer a Hermes collection for your electrical products. If you would like to arrange for a courier to collect your electrical products, please use the click the link below to the Evri collection portal.
1. You will need to write “Take-Back” on the box to ensure our returns team know it is covered under the WEEE Takeback scheme.
2. You need to remove any other labels/barcodes from the returning package.