WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment)
From 1st July 2007, all retailers of electrical goods must comply with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) legislation. This is a scheme to prevent all such waste being disposed of in general landfill sites and to promote recycling of components and materials.
The legislation aims to minimise the impact of electrical and electronic equipment on the environment by creating products with recycling in mind and encouraging reuse, recycling, and recovery of WEEE.
How do I know what product is “WEEE”?
The definition of a WEEE product is one whose primary function is dependant on electrical currents to carry out the main function, e.g. a toaster. However, some product, such as a child’s soft toy with an electric circuit, is not classed as WEEE as its primary function is a toy.
Look out for this symbol!
If the symbol shown here is found on any of your goods, it means that the product is classed as Electrical or Electronic Equipment (EEE) and is covered by the WEEE Regulations.
WEEE In-Store Take-back Scheme
As a distributor of EEE D.J. Squire & Co Ltd, must facilitate the take-back of household WEEE from UK consumers.
D.J. Squire & Co Ltd will take back customers WEEE free of charge on the purchase of a similar replacement item (e.g. a toaster for a toaster). This does not extend to business customers.
In order to do this, you must take your new purchase receipt to the garden centre to prove that the old item you are bringing back has a new similar purchase to link to.
You have 28 days from date of purchase in which to bring back the old item to your local Squire’s Garden Centre.
Customers may, by arrangement with the garden centre, have WEEE collected where EEE has been delivered to their home address.
You may also take the item(s) to your local authority Civic Amenity Site if this is more convenient.