UK WEEE Regulations Act 2013

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations (UK WEEE Regulations Act 2013)

Recycling old electrical and electronic products is easy!

Recycling your old electricals is easy! Recycle your electrical and electronic devices free at your local recycling centre. To find your nearest centre, visit the Recycle More website and type in your postcode.

Why should I recycle my old electrical and electronic products?

Unwanted electrical equipment is the UK’s 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 landfill where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination – harming wildlife and also human health. We’re proud to support your local authority in providing local recycling facilities for electrical equipment.

How can I tell if new products I buy can be recycled?

All new electrical and electronic products sold now carry a ‘crossed out wheeled bin’ symbol to help you identify which products are recyclable (or should be considered for repair or reuse). You do not have to have purchased new electrical and electronic equipment to be able to recycle your old equipment.

What is WEEE?

The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires countries to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of these items.

How is The Bradford Exchange helping?

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. As a responsible retailer, we have met the requirements placed on us by financially supporting the national network of WEEE recycling centres established by local authorities. This is achieved through membership of the national Distributor Take-back scheme (DTS).

To find more information on WEEE recycling and to locate your nearest recycling centre please visit the Recycle More website.