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Helping to recycle your electrical equipment
Why are we involved?
Recycling facilities are now available for all customers at which you can deposit your old electrical products. This is a requirement under UK and European legislation (The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment – or WEEE – Directive).
The aim of the legislation is to:
• Make good use of the materials that make up old electrical equipment by recycling rather than disposing in landfill.
• Prevent the negative environmental effects of sending often hazardous electrical equipment to landfill.
How does this work in practice?
Customers will be able to take any old electrical equipment to participating civic amenity sites (often known as ‘household waste recycling centres’) run by their local councils. Please remember that this equipment will be further handled during the recycling process, so please be considerate when depositing your equipment.
Where to dispose of electrical equipment?
Wherever practical, old electrical waste should not be disposed of with your household waste.
You can locate your closest participating collection site
at www.recycle-more.co.uk (please remember to have your postcode to hand).
To remind you to recycle, all new electrical products are marked with a crossed out wheeled bin symbol.