Recycling Old Electrical Items and Used Batteries
If you're buying batteries or electrical items from us, we can recycle the one that you are replacing free of charge. We have an in-store drop off point (address below) for all types of batteries and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).
You can also send us your old electrical items via a courier to the following address;
What Happens to My Electrical Waste?
We collect and separate your old electrical items and batteries so that they are ready for collection by a licensed specialist recycling company. Your old electrical items can often be stripped down to component level and the parts can be re-used to make new electronic devices.
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 human health.
Crossed Out Rubbish Bin Symbol
To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is now marked with a crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with the crossed out wheeled bin symbol) in your bin.
We work closely with our suppliers and manufacturers to ensure that all the items we sell comply with the ROHS regulations and guidelines. These regulations ensure the restriction quantity of certain hazardous substances. These include:
|Cadmium (Cd)||100ppm (0.01%)|
|Lead (Pb)||1000ppm (0.1%)|
|Mercury (Hg)||1000ppm (0.1%)|
|Hexavolent Chromium (CrVI)||1000ppm (0.1%)|
|Polybrominated Giphenyts (PBB`s)||1000ppm (0.1%)|
|Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE`s) Allowed PPM Level||1000ppm (0.1%)|
More information on this can be found here