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WEEE Regulations

Box Limited use Recycle IT Now Limited as our processor for the WEEE take back and recycling scheme within the UK, we are also registered within Ireland on the WEEE Producer Register 2568WB and registered as part of the WEEE Ireland Approved recycling Scheme Ref BOX200.

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive is now UK law. The legislation aims to make producers pay for the collection, treatment and recovery of waste electrical equipment. The regulations also mean that suppliers of equipment like high street shops and internet retailers must allow consumers to return their waste equipment free of charge.

The amount of WEEE we throw away is increasing by around 5% each year, making it the fastest growing waste stream in the UK.

  • 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.

Distributors of new Electric and Electronic Equipment (EEE) have a part to play in reducing the amount of WEEE going into landfill sites.

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is taken back free of charge on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis. Waste batteries including rechargeable batteries are taken back free of charge. You are not obliged to make any purchase when returning old batteries. Each local authority must also accept household WEEE and small batteries free of charge at its recycling facilities. All WEEE and waste batteries must be recycled and should not be placed in any of your household wheelie bins. Make sure you always recycle all your old electrical goods and batteries.

WEEE items can also be returned to: Box.co.uk, First Avenue, Minworth, Birmingham, B76 1BA. Or If you are in Ireland WEEE takeback facilities are available throughout Ireland at either your local Civic Amenity Waste Disposal Site or at any Electrical Retailer. For Batteries these may be deposited at any local retailer where you see the Blue Waster Battery Collection Boxes’ Our Producer Register number is 2568WB. You can find your nearest recycling point here: https://www.weeeireland.ie/household-recycling/where-can-i-recycle/

Under the WEEE Regulations, all new electrical goods should now be marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol shown below:

WEEE

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.

Waste Battery Take Back Scheme

Under the Waste Battery Regulations, we are now offering a take back scheme for all portable waste batteries. You can return your waste batteries to our business premises in person (please do not post). Alternatively, you can find your local waste portable battery recycling facility at www.recyclenow.com most supermarkets and shops that sell batteries will 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. If you are in Ireland please visit here for your nearest point https://www.weeeireland.ie/household-recycling/where-can-i-recycle/