You may not be aware but you can quickly and easily recycle your electrical and electronic devices free at your local recycling centre. To find your nearest centre, visit the Recycle More website and search using your postcode.
It may come as a surprise but the UK's fastest growing type of waste is unwanted electrical equipment.
You may be thinking that disposing of this kind of waste is difficult but many electrical items can be repaired or recycled and the process for doing this is straightforward. 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 a landfill where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination. This can lead to harming wildlife and human health, two things that we should strive to stop.
We at Plumbworld are proud to support your local authority in providing local recycling facilities for electrical equipment and 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.
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 like Plumbworld 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.