From blenders to ice cream makers, if your wedding guests are gifting you new electricals, don’t forget to recycle or reuse your old ones. We are part of the distributor take-back scheme (DTS).
“A massive 75% of all materials in your old electrical items can be recycled, and turned into useful things like life-saving equipment, children's playgrounds – and even new electricals.” Recycleyourelectricals
Did you know that unwanted electrical equipment is the UK’s fastest-growing type of waste?
Fortunately, many electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and the environment.
When electricals and electronic equipment is left to break down in landfills it can cause the toxic substances used to manufacture the products to harm the environment. In turn, harming wildlife and human life.
If improperly disposed of, electronic waste like laptops, televisions, mobile phones and kitchen appliances can pose environmental and health risks from exposure to lead, mercury and other heavy metals.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) always requires separate collection and recycling as it often contains hazardous substances.
It is important to dispose responsibly of any appliance that runs on electricity (or that contains electrical parts) in order to avoid damage to the environment and fill landfills. This even covers things like clocks which run on batteries.
To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled (or should be considered for repair or reuse), these items are now marked with a crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol) in your bin.
We care about the world we live in and the communities we serve. As a business, we seek the most sustainable and least harmful ways to conduct business. We are doing this by being a member of the national distributor take-back scheme (DTS.)
Once you have received your new gifts you can dispose of your old electrical and electronic devices at your local recycling centre.
Recycling of WEEE is a specialist part of the waste and recycling industry. The Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 ("the Regulations") became law in the UK on the 1st of January 2014 and replaced the 2006 Regulations.
WEEE aims to reduce the amount of Electrical and Electronic Equipment that is thrown into landfills at the end of its life and encourages reuse and recycling.