Information on the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive
|The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive is now UK law. The UK WEEE regulations require that businesses who are involved in the supply of electrical equipment take an active role in its collection and recycling.The amount of WEEE we throw away is increasing by around 5% each year, making it the fastest growing waste stream in the UK.| Distributors of new Electric and Electronic Equipment (EEE) have a part to play in reducing the amount of WEEE going into landfill sites.
- Much of the UK’s WEEE ends up in landfill, where the lead and other toxins it contains can cause soil and water contamination. This can have a harmful effect on natural habitat, wildlife and also human health.
- Many electrical items that we throw away can be repaired or recycled. Recycling items helps to save our natural finite resources and also reduces the environmental and health risks associated with sending electrical goods to landfill.
UK households dispose of over 1.2 million tonnes of electrical and electronic waste every year. This is the equivalent to:
and would be enough to fill the new Wembley Stadium 6 times over.
Double Decker Buses
4 x 4
Much of the UK's electronic waste ends up in landfill sites, where toxins put communities at risk. Failure to segregate any type of recyclable material in the home will usually result in items being disposed of in a landfill site (buried in the ground in the UK) or being incinerated.
|So that you can get your old electrical products recycled, Water Gardening Direct have made a financial contribution towards the development of recycling collection points (known as 'Designated Collection Facilities) throughout the UK, through our membership of the Distribution Take Back Scheme (DTS)|
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.
Battery Recycling Information
As part of the Waste Battery Regulations, we are very happy to offer a take back scheme for all portable batteries. We have installed a Waste Battery Collection container at our retail outlet and would be very happy for our customers and visitors to use this for any exhausted or unwanted potable batteries including AA, AAA, 9V, C, D, Solar pump battery packs and button cell batteries. Unfortunately we are unable to accept Automotive and Industrial batteries.
How To Find Us
To find out how to minimise your effect on the environment and to locate your nearest collection facility, please visit www.recycle-more.co.uk