Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) can be recycled at most local council run waste depots throughout the country that have been upgraded to include DCF (Designated Collection Facilities). Just take your items and dispose of them in the relevant section or speak to staff there who will ensure that items are disposed of responsibly in a way that does not affect the environment.
There is no charge for this service. To find your nearest depot (DCF) contact your local council or visit recycling websites like 'recycle-more.co.uk' or 'recyclenow.co.uk'.
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. To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is 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.
The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive 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 items free of charge. Those establishing their own take-back scheme must as a minimum offer all customers buying new electrical equipment free take back of their old electricals on a 'like-for-like basis'.
You can return your ‘like for like’ items to us and we will arrange for them to be correctly disposed of - just contact customer services after you have received your new electrical item, advising of your order number and we will send you details of how to return them to us. To help you identify WEEE items, the product will be marked with the crossed out wheelie bin logo.
If you have not been supplied with a new electrical item by Beauty Bay, please contact your local council DCF waste depot or review the websites listed above, to assist you in disposing of any WEEE items you may have.