WEEE refers to the Waste
Electrical and Electronic equipment directive and is European Union legislation.
Any company that distributes Electrical and Electronic equipment, irrespective
of sale, has to comply with the WEEE regulations. The intention of this page is
to inform our customers of the company's duties under the WEEE directive and
explain how WEEE can be returned to the company.
disposal of WEEE as unsorted municipal waste:
Under regulation 33 of
the directive it is the requirement of the company to minimise the disposal of
WEEE as unsorted municipal waste and to achieve a high level of collection of
WEEE for treatment, recovery and environmentally sound. The company is classed
as a distributor and a producer under the WEEE directive and we offer a free of
charge collection scheme to safely recycle your old computer system
Collection scheme available:
If you are a consumer and wish to dispose of Waste
Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), please contact us on and we will make
arrangements for a free collection of the EEE. Alternatively, visit www.recycle-more.co.uk
where you can find further information on your local DCF.
If you are a
business and wish to dispose of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
(WEEE), please visit http://www.weeecare.com/ where you can find further
information on the collection facilities available to you. You can also call
WEEECare directly on 0844 800 2004 to arrange for a pickup from your business
premises only. You will also need to provide proof of purchase of Electrical and
Electronic Equipment from the company.
The potential effects of WEEE
on the environment and human health: Why has the European Union implemented
the WEEE directive?
Over 75% of waste electrical goods end up in
landfill, where lead and other toxins contained in the electrical goods can
cause soil and water contamination. This can have a very harmful effect on
natural habitat, wildlife and also human health. When situated near populated
areas these toxins can cause problems to communities as their water and soil is
All the EEE placed on the market in the EU now has to have the
crossed out wheelie bin symbol. All the EEE components the company integrates
into the EEE it produces carry this logo, unless in exceptional cases, where
this is necessary because of the size of the product. In this case the crossed
out wheelie bin symbol shall be printed on:
- the packaging
- the instructions for use; and
- the accompanying warranty.
The symbols look like this:
||Electrical and Electronic Equipment that was made after 13th
August 2005 should display this symbol on the packaging or product. Use the bank locator to find where it can be recycled. |
||This recycling symbol is very similar to the one above, but does not have a
bar at the bottom of crossed out wheelie bin. This symbol will be used to
support the Battery Directive which has become part of UK law in 2008. |