WEEE Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulation (WEEE)
When Electrical and Electronic items reach the end of their life they are defined as Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
In the European Union there is a requirement on each member state under article 2 of the directive to minimise the disposal of WEEE as unsorted municipal waste and to achieve a high level of collection of WEEE for treatment, recovery and environmentally sound disposal.
The UK WEEE regulations require that businesses involved in the supply of electrical equipment take an active role in its collection and recycling.
So that you can get your old electrical products recycled we have made a financial contribution toward the development of recycling collection points (known as Designated Collection Facilities) throughout the UK through our membership of the Distributor Take Back Scheme (DTS).
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 UKs Electrical and Electronic waste has historically ended up in landfill sites, where toxins put communities at risk and can have a harmful effect on habitat, wildlife and human health. Failure to segregate any type of recyclable material will usually result in items being disposed of in a landfill site or being incinerated.
Wherever practical old electrical waste should not be disposed of with your household waste and should be repaired or recycled. To remind us of the importance of recycling, all new electrical equipment is now marked with a crossed out wheeled bin symbol.
Presentlines Ltd (Gardenlines) is fulfilling their distributor obligations as a member of the WEEE Distributor Take Back Scheme and providing consumer information through:-
This enables customers to locate their closest participating recycling centre or by calling the Customer Services Helpline on 0800 123 4567.
Customers will be able to take any old electrical equipment to these participating civic amenity sites (often known as household waste recycling centres) run by their local councils.
Producers of these products will then ensure that deposited items are taken away and recycled.