Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
Important Customer Information
As a retailer of electrical and electronic products, such as clocks, we would like to pass on to you some important information concerning its recycling and hope, that in doing so, you will play your part in recycling all your old electrical equipment within the future.
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, such as lead, may leach out and cause soil and water contamination – harming wildlife and also human health.
Throughout the EU, legislation now requires that the disposal of WEEE to landfill be minimised and that high levels of WEEE collection for environmentally sound treatment and recycling is achieved. In the UK the legislation is called the ‘Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2006 (as amended)’. These regulations also require producers of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) to mark their products with a ‘crossed-out-wheeled bin symbol’ (see below), in order to remind you that the product should be recycled and not placed in the rubbish bin at the end of its life.
In addition, retailers (distributors) of WEEE are also required to offer in-store take back of WEEE or join a ‘Distributor Take Back Scheme (DTS)’.
WWRD United Kingdom Ltd has joined the UK’s DTS and therefore support your local authority in providing recycling facilities for electrical equipment.
How to recycle your old electrical & electronic equipment?
You can recycle your waste electrical and electronic devices FREE at your local recycling centre. To find your nearest centre visit the following web site, click on the ‘Bank Locator’ and just type in your postcode:
This website also offers a fun and easy way to explore the world of recycling and explains how to minimise the effect that you have on the environment. There are lots of handy hints to help you reduce waste, recycle rubbish and reuse household items you may have otherwise thrown away!
Please help us to minimise the effect we have on the environment by recycling your waste electrical and electronic equipment.