WEEE Regulations, electrical and battery recycling

Recycle your Old Electrode Pads, Batteries and Defibrillators

Under the Waste Battery Regulations, defibshop.co.uk offer a take-back scheme for old defibrillators, electrode pads and batteries. You can return your goods to our business premises in person, or find your local waste portable battery recycling facility at www.recyclenow.com

PLEASE NOTE: Most supermarkets and shops that sell batteries 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.

 

Why recycle?

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 may end up in landfill where hazardous substances leak out and cause soil and water contamination - harming wildlife and human health.

 

What is WEEE?

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.

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.

Find more information on WEEE recycling, and locate your local recycling centre, at www.recyclenow.com.