DISPOSAL OF OLD ELECTRICAL ITEMS (WEEE REGULATIONS)
You can now recycle your old electricals with us
If you’re buying a new electrical item, we will recycle your old item for free.
Unwanted electrical equipment is the UKs 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 also human health.
We can help
We are pleased to offer our customers the chance to recycle their old electrical items when purchasing a new item from us. For example, if you bought a Makita Drill from us and buy another unit to replace it, we will take back your old unit for responsible recycling or disposal for free.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 01179 638333 to arrange a collection of the goods within 14 days of the purchase of the replacement item. You can also drop the unit (in the same time period) at either of our Bristol Stores
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.
What is WEEE?
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) must provide a system which allows all customers buying new electrical equipment the opportunity to recycle their old items free of charge. Those establishing their own take‐back scheme must as a minimum offer all customers buying new electrical equipment free take back of their old electricals on a like‐for‐like basis.