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WEEE Regulations

Unwanted electrical equipment

Unwanted electrical equipment

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 the 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.

Helping to recycle your electrical equipment

Helping to recycle your electrical equipment

In order to meet the requirements of the WEEE regulations (waste electrical and electronic equipment), producers of electrical and electronic equipment are required to contribute financially for the recycling of household “waste electrical products”. To meet these requirements, Wiggle Ltd is discharging its distributor obligations through Volpak's Distributor Takeback Scheme (DTS) Registration ID: 5837.

This scheme ensures that all registered companies contribute to the cost of processing WEEE through your local amenity processing site and is helping to fund a national network of collection facilities for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment.

By taking your waste electrical products to one of the registered amenity sites, customers can be confidant that their product will be subjected to a monitored and controlled recycling process, thereby preventing these products being sent to landfill.

Why are we involved?

Why are we involved?

Recycling facilities are now available for all customers at which you can deposit your old electrical products. This is a requirement under UK and European legislation (The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment – or WEEE – Directive). The aim of the legislation 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 often hazardous electrical equipment to landfill.

As a conscientious business, Wiggle Ltd has chosen to group together with other retailers in joining the ‘Distributor Take Back Scheme’. Through this scheme, we have paid toward the provision of improved recycling facilities for our customers.

How does this work in practice?

How does this work in practice?

Customers will be able to take any old electrical equipment to participating civic amenity
sites (often known as ‘household waste recycling centres’) run by their local councils.
Please remember that this equipment will be further handled during the recycling
process, so please be considerate when depositing your equipment.

Funding collected through the Distributor Take Back Scheme has been distributed
between all Local Authorities in the UK to ensure the provision of improved recycling
facilities. Producers of these products will then ensure that deposited items are taken
away and recycled.

Where to dispose of electrical equipment?

Where to dispose of electrical equipment?

Wherever practical, old electrical waste should not be disposed of with your household
waste.

You can locate your closest participating collection site at www.recycle-more.co.uk
(please remember to have your postcode to hand).