The EU has introduced legislation relating to recycling "Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment"
("WEEE"). Currently, most WEEE is disposed of with general domestic waste and is land filled. Separate
collection allows WEEE to be recycled; this saves energy and resources and avoids hazardous materials from WEEE going
to landfill. The UK must introduce measures to minimise the amount of WEEE which is disposed of as unsorted municipal
waste, and to achieve a high level of separate collection of WEEE. On items of electronic equipment which you buy you
will see the symbol:
This symbol means that you should not dispose of this product in your dustbin with your mixed domestic waste. You
should dispose of this product separately. We have joined the national distributor take back scheme operated by
This scheme is setting up a network of collection facilities where you will be able to dispose of WEEE free of
charge. We do not offer in-store take back, so our couriers and delivery drivers won't be able to take away your waste
electrical equipment from you.
For information on your nearest collection facility please visit
www.recycle-more.co.uk or call 08450 682 572,
or alternatively contact your local authority. In helping to separately collect WEEE you will be playing a key role in
ensuring that recycling as required by these new rules takes place and the amount of WEEE being land filled is reduced
thereby helping to improve the environment.
www.recycle-more.co.uk also offers top tips
and advice on all aspects of recycling, making it easier and quicker to protect our environment and recycle more!