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Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations

Updated: 18/02/2010

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (or WEEE) Regulations are now U.K. law. All European Member States including the U.K. have agreed to reduce the amount of WEEE that is being disposed of in landfill sites.

It is important that the amount of WEEE sent to landfill sites is reduced because:

  • Some WEEE can be re-used or recycled. The amount of landfill space available in the UK is decreasing. If we can keep WEEE out of landfill sites it means there is more landfill space available for non-recyclable waste.
  • WEEE can contain hazardous substances. When left in landfill sites the hazardous substances in WEEE can pollute soil and contaminate water supplies. This contamination can damage human health and the environment.

Distributors of new Electric and Electronic Equipment (or EEE) have a part to play in reducing the amount of WEEE going into landfill sites.

Studio have "done our bit" by helping to fund the improvement of the UK's recycling network. This means that you can not return your WEEE to us for disposal. You can however return your WEEE to a local Civic Amenity site for free. To find your nearest site use the link below:

Under the WEEE Regulations, all new electrical goods should now be marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol shown below:

WEEE crossed-out wheeled bin symbol

Goods are marked with this symbol to show that they were produced after 13th August 2005, and should be disposed of separately from normal household waste.

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The Battery Directive

As a responsible retailer we offer a used battery take back scheme. Please note used batteries cannot be posted but can be returned in person to our distribution depot:

Marlborough Mill
Ridgefield Street
M35 0HJ

or for information regarding collection points nearer to your home, use the link below:

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