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The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2006 (WEEE)

Online Home Retail are part of the Valpak scheme, the leading provider of producer responsibility and recycyling solutions

Valpak is the largest and longest established producer responsibility scheme in the UK. They currently assist over 4,000 customers with compliance under both Packaging and Waste Electrical and Electronic Regulations. Online Home Retail are part of the DTS (Distributor Take Back Scheme), what this means in practice is that all distributors supplying EEE to the public (household use) must ensure that they have made provision for their customers to return WEEE free of charge when selling a new product.

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 www.recycle-more.co.uk website and type in your postcode.

Why recycle?
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.

To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is now marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with this symbol) in your bin.

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 are we 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 www.recycle-more.co.uk website.

The Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations

Under the Waste Battery Regulations, Online Home Retail Ltd are now offering a take back scheme for all portable waste batteries. You can return your waste batteries to our business premises in person between the hours of 9 and 5:30 Monday-Friday - 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.

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