What is WEEE?
WEEEis Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. It is end-of-life electrical and electronic equipment and covers virtually everything with a plug or battery. It is classed as either household or non-household WEEE. The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires countries to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of these items.
Recycling your old electrical items is easy!
Recycle your electrical and electronic devices free at your local recycling centre. To find your nearest centre, visit the Recycle More website and type in your postcode. If your old item of electronic equipment is still in a good working condition or could be repaired for further use, please consider donating it to a charitable organisation or by giving it to someone else in need. By extending the lifetime of your old equipment you are also contributing to the efficient use of resources and avoiding additional waste
Unwanted electrical equipment is the UK's fastest growing type of waste.
The disposal of WEEE represents the loss of large amounts of valuable resources, in particular metals and plastics. If these were to be recycled it would not only divert the waste from disposal but would also reduce the need to use virgin raw materials.
WEEE contains hazardous waste substances and parts. Some of the components can be treated, re-used or recycled for another piece of equipment, therefore not endangering the environment.
Many electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and the environment. If you do not recycle 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.
|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.|
How are we helping?
In the UK, distributors including retailers such as KABA Ltd must provide a system which allows all customers buying new electrical equipment the opportunity to recycle their old items free of charge. When you buy any product from KABA Ltd., you can return a similar product to us for recycling.
To find more information on WEEE recycling and to locate your nearest recycling centre please visit the Recycle More website.