The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive came into force on 1 July 2007.
Under the legislation, electrical products must be marked with a crossed out wheelie bin symbol in order to help consumers identify that the product must not be disposed of with household waste, but instead should be taken to a WEEE collection point for recycling.
The Distributor Take-back Scheme
The Underfloor Heating Store has joined together with other UK Retailers to establish a national fund called "The Distributor Take-back Scheme".
The Distributor Take-back Scheme provides funding to Local Council Civic Amenity Sites, enabling them to receive electrical waste from consumers and arrange for it to be recycled.
As The Underfloor Heating Stores is a member of the scheme we do not offer a WEEE take-back services in our stores.
To locate your nearest WEEE collection point go to www.recycle-more.co.uk.
How do you know what's WEEE?
To remind you of the availability of these facilities and the importance of recycling, all new electrical equipment is now marked with the crossed out wheelie bin symbol.
Why are we involved?
The WEEE Directive requires us to make available recycling facilities to our customers where you can take your old electrical equipment.
The aim of the WEEE Directive is to:
- Make good use of the materials that make up old electrical equipment by recycling rather than disposing in landfill.
- Prevent the negative environmental effects of sending hazardous electrical equipment to landfill.
What's so bad about batteries?
As waste batteries and rechargeable batteries contain toxic chemicals, they can damage the environment and cause health problems when disposed of in a landfill. The batteries regulation limits the use of these chemicals by manufacturers and makes producers responsible for the collection and recycling of batteries.