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WEEE

WEEE Regulations for disposal of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

If this symbol is found on any of your goods, it means that the product is classed as Electrical or Electronic Equipment and is covered by the WEEE Regulations.

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations (WEEE) have been put in place to ensure that products are recycled using best available treatment, recovery and recycling techniques to ensure human health and high environmental protection.

When you have finished with a WEEE product, please do not put in your domestic waste bin, as it will not be recycled.

Please use one of the following disposal options instead:

  • Recycle

To ensure that your WEEE is recycled in accordance with the regulations, you must ensure that the goods are not put in the bin, but are separately disposed of by taking the WEEE to your local designated collection facility. This would normally be your local civic amenity site (recycling centre). To locate your nearest WEEE facility, visit www.recycle-more.co.uk and enter your postcode.

  • Hand the old equivalent product back to the retailer:

Alternatively when you purchase a replacement product, hand the old equivalent product back to the retailer. They should accept it as a requirement under the WEEE Regulations unless they are a member of the Distributor Take Back Scheme (DTS).

DTS

Please use one of the following disposal options instead:

The DTS is designed to meet the obligations of distributors without the need to offer free in store take back. Instead of offering free in store take back, distributors will make a financial contribution to the DTS which will be used to assist in the development of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) collection facilities throughout the UK.

Abbotts Office Solutions has joined the Distributor Take Back Scheme (DTS) which means we have met our obligations up until December 31st 2013. Therefore, Abbotts Office Solutions will not be required to offer any form of free take back of WEEE until December 2016.

Batteries

Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009 … Information for consumer customers in the UK

What is the Batteries Directive?

  • This directive sets out clear guidelines for the collection, treatment and recycling of waste industrial, automotive and portable batteries.
  • All batteries are required to be labelled with the appropriate battery label.
  • The regulations have been put in place to ensure that products are recycled using best available treatment, recovery and recycling techniques to ensure human health and high environmental protection.

How do I know if my product is covered?

If this symbol is found on any of your goods, it means that the product is classed as Electrical or Electronic Equipment and is covered by the WEEE Regulations.

How do I recycle my old batteries?

  • Portable Batteries (e.g. Alkaline AAA) can be returned to Abbotts Office Solutions in person Station Yard, Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 3UH.
  • Portable Batteries can also be recycled at a local council site – please contact them directly for further information.

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