The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive is now UK law
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive is now UK law, aiming to make producers pay for the collection, treatment and recovery of waste electrical equipment. The regulations also mean that suppliers of equipment like high street shops and internet retailers must allow consumers to return their waste equipment for recycling.
The Gas Superstore Ltd offer our customers take-back of their WEEE on a like-for-like basis when you buy from us a new Electrical or Electronic product, by taking away your old appliance when we deliver your new one.
Under the WEEE Regulations, all new electrical goods should now be marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. Goods are marked with this symbol to show that they were produced after 13th August 2005, and should be disposed of separately from normal household waste so that they can be recycled.
Unwanted electrical equipment is the UKs fastest growing type of waste.
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.
Recycling charges are as follows:
- Collection of your old appliance - £19.99 (Free Recycling)
- Removal of packaging of your new product - £4.99
Both recycling charges are optional. Both options will be available in the checkout. Select which service you want and it will be added to your order.
Please note - Euronics products include these services for FREE, just select them in the checkout. Euronics products are indicated in the additional information tab - or in some cases a Euronics image will be displayed within the product image.