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Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
What is WEEE?
The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires countries to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of these items.
Many electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and the environment. If you do not recycle, this electrical equipment will end up in landfill where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination - harming wildlife and also human health.
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. Those establishing their own take-back scheme must, as a minimum, offer all customers buying new electrical equipment free take back of their old electrical equipment on a like-for-like basis.
How Does It Work?
When you buy a new PC/Laptop or other electrical equipment from Saverstore.com we will recycle your old equipment for you. The item to be recycled must be of the same type as the new item being purchased, e.g., if buying a new TV you cannot ask us to recycle a lawn mower.
If you want us to recycle the item for you then you need to request a WEEE Return Label from us by clicking here. We will then send you, via email, an address label which you can use to return the recyclable item to us. For larger items we can arrange for these to be collected from you by our courier service (for which there will be a charge). We will then recycle/dispose of the items in accordance with the current legislation.
What Can I Recycle Under the Scheme?
If the product you wish to have recycled bears the logo shown below, the item can be recycled in accordance with the WEEE Directive.
Any piece of equipment which uses electricity (either mains or battery power) for its primary function can be recycled
Large household appliances (e.g. fridges, washing machined)
Small household appliances (e.g. electric kettle, toaster, microwave oven)
IT equipment (e.g. computers, laptops, monitors)
Consumer Electronics (e.g. TVs, DVD players)
Power Tools (e.g. electric drills, electric lawnmowers)
Toys and Games (e.g. games console, electric train set)
This service only available to consumers and not businesses.
The Battery Directive
What is the Batteries Directive?
The Battery Directive sets out clear guidelines for the collection, treatment and recycling of waste industrial, automotive and portable batteries. The regulations have been put in place to ensure that products are recycled using best available treatment, recovery and recycling techniques to ensure human health and high environmental protection. All batteries are required to be labelled appropriately.
What Can I Do as a Customer?
If you were to throw your used batteries in with the domestic refuse they would not be recycled but would go into landfill and pollute the environment. By returning your used batteries they can be recycled in an environmentally friendly manner. If you have old batteries you can return them to us and we will recycle them in accordance with the directive.
If you have old batteries you can return them to us at our Luton office. Please do not post batteries. Alternatively, you can find your local waste portable battery recycling facility at www.recyclenow.com
Most supermarkets and high street shops that sell batteries will have collection bins for used batteries; also some town halls, libraries and schools have collection points. You may find taking your batteries to one of these local collection points more convenient.