Recycle your old electrical items and waste batteries. As a "distributor" of electrical equipment, and in order to comply with the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) regulations, we now offer to take back your old WEEE items on a like for like basis when you buy an electrical item from us. See below for further details.
• Unwanted electrical equipment is the UK’s fastest growing type of waste. The amount of electrical waste we throw away is increasing by around 5% each year, making it the fastest growing waste stream in the UK. • Many electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and reducing the environmental and health risks associated with sending waste electrical goods to landfill. • Over 75% of this waste ends up in landfill where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination – harming wildlife and also human health.
To minimise our impact on this earth and to protect the environment for future generations it is important that we are all aware of the consequences of our actions and how we can make a difference.
WEEE stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive was introduced into UK law in 2007. The WEEE Directive aims to reduce the amount of electrical and electronic equipment being produced and to encourage everyone to reuse, recycle and recover it. It requires countries to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of these items. In the UK, distributors including retailers must provide a system which allows all customers buying new electrical equipment the opportunity to recycle their old unwanted items free of charge in an environmentally-friendly manner.
Under the WEEE Regulations, all new electrical goods should be marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol and be disposed of separately from normal household waste. 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.
Please do not throw electrical equipment (including those items marked with the wheelie bin symbol) in your bin.
We at ClickOnShop have a part to play in reducing the amount of WEEE going into landfill sites. Under the WEEE Regulations we are now offering our customers a free take-back scheme of their WEEE on a like-for-like basis when they buy a new Electrical or Electronic product from us.
For example, if a customer bought a new electric drill from us we would accept their old drill back and prevent it going into a landfill site by disposing of it safely. The customer has 28 days in which to return the old item to us. As the item was purchased online, the customer is responsible for any postage costs incurred returning it to us. If you have any questions about our take back scheme, please Contact Us for more information.
Under the Waste Battery Regulations, ClickOnShop are now offering a take back scheme for all portable waste batteries on a like for like basis.
You can return your waste batteries to our business premises in person within 28 days. (PLEASE DO NOT POST). If you have any questions about our take back scheme, please Contact Us for more information.
Alternatively, you can find out where your local waste portable battery recycling facility is located at www.recyclenow.com. Just enter your postcode to find your nearest recycling centre or collection point. Most supermarkets and shops that sell batteries will have collection bins for used batteries, and some town halls, libraries or schools may also set up collection points. End-users may find stores in their local area more accessible.
For more information on WEEE recycling, and to locate your local recycling centre, visit the Recycle Now website at www.recyclenow.com where you can type in your postcode to find your nearest recycling centre and discover what other material you can recycle at home, at work or at the recycling bank.
Additional information can be found by clicking on the links below.