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Recycling Household Electrical Equipment
Customer Statement

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive is now UK law. The legislation aims to make producers pay
for the collection, treatment and recovery of waste electrical equipment. The regulations also mean that suppliers of equipment
like high street shops and internet retailers must allow consumers to return their waste equipment free of charge.
The amount of WEEE we throw away is increasing by around 5% each year, making it the fastest growing waste stream in the
· Much of the UK’s WEEE ends up in landfill, where the lead and other toxins it contains can cause soil and water
contamination. This can have a harmful effect on natural habitat, wildlife and also human health.
· Many electrical items that we throw away can be repaired or recycled. Recycling items helps to save our natural finite
resources and also reduces the environmental and health risks associated with sending electrical goods to landfill.

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

WILSONS are obliged under these regulations to offer our customers free take-back of their WEEE on a like for like basis
when they buy a new Electrical or Electronic product from us.

For example, if a customer buys a new electrical item from us we will accept a similar redundant electrical item and prevent it
going into a landfill site by disposing of it safely. Customers must return their WEEE item to us within 28 days of purchasing their
new item.

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

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 so that they can be recycled.



Under the Waste Battery Regulations, WILSONS are now offering a take back scheme for all portable waste batteries. You can return your waste batteries to our business premises in person (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.