You can now recycle your old electricals and waste batteries with us. If you're buying a new electrical item, we will recycle your old one 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.
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.
We can help
Under the Waste Battery Regulations, We are pleased to offer our customers the chance to recycle their old electrical items and all portable waste batteries.
To have us recycle your old electrical items or waste batteries for you, simply bring the item to be recycled into any of our stores in the UK. We will take care of registration and disposal of the waste equipment. Collections will be carried out by our waste management partner, Saica Natur.
Alternatively, you can find your local waste portable battery recycling facility at www.recyclenow.com
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.
Find more information on WEEE recycling, and locate your local recycling centre, at www.recyclenow.com.