Recycling of electrical and electronic equipment
The UK's Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations require that all retailers of electrical goods assist in delivering a UK wide WEEE collection system and encourage consumers in the participation of recycling electronic equipment. The aim is to reduce the amount of electrical and electronic equipment being produced and to encourage everyone to reuse, recycle and recover it.
There are several different ways this can be done. You may take the item to your local council site or you can contact your local council offices to arrange for a home collection of WEEE; there may be a small charge for home collections alternatively you can bring the item in to our store. Please contact us for further information.
We will recycle your old electrical items so you don't have to. For a small charge of £15, we can collect unwanted electrical items from your home and recycle them in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. The benefit of this service is that it saves natural resources and prevents harm to the environment such as hazardous substances causing soil and water contamination, which in turn harms wildlife and also human health. It is also a convenient and trouble-free way of disposing of your old appliances.
Electronic waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams and much of it can be recycled and resources recovered to make new consumer goods. All electrical items sold now carry the 'crossed out wheeled bin' symbol, look out for this symbol:
Do not place unwanted electrical goods into the normal domestic waste stream. Please contact us if you are unsure of what to do with unwanted electrical goods.
Under the Waste Battery Regulations, Webbs offer a take back scheme for all portable waste batteries. You can return your waste batteries in store, do not post them.
Alternatively, you can find your local waste portable battery recycling facility at: http://www.recyclenow.co.uk/
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.