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Recycling & WEEE

General WEEE Statement

Please help us to minimise the effect we have on the environment by recycling your waste electrical goods. To see the Whistling Tortoise’s policy on recycling your old electrical products, please see below. For advice on all aspects of recycling, including recycling of waste electronic equipment, please visit www.recycle-more.co.uk where you can find out the locations of collection points near to you.

Helping to recycle your electrical equipment - Our WEEE Compliance Statement

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 distributor supplying new EEE we have to ensure that WEEE from private households can be returned, free of charge, on a one-for-one, like for like basis.

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).

Other information

UK households dispose of over 1.2 million tonnes of electrical and electronic waste every year. This is the equivalent of 150,000 double decker buses and would be enough to fill the new Wembley Stadium 6 times over. 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. To remind you to recycle, all new electrical products are marked with a crossed out wheeled bin symbol.