WEEE Regulations: free take back of like-for-like waste electrical items Faculty-X offers free take-back of like-for-like waste electrical and electronic equipment under the WEEE Directive:
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 electrical equipment, such as high street shops, and internet retailers like us, 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 UK.
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.
Faculty-X is 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 bought a new Homeplug from us, we would accept their old homeplug back and prevent it going into a landfill site by disposing of it safely.
Like for like would cover for example a wireless network adapter being exchanged for a wired network adapter as this performs the same function but would not cover a multi-port switch as this is used to connect multiple computers and not just one, please just call us if you require clarification on 020 3091 3901.
Take-back is offered subject to:-
- We can only take-back like-for-like items eg old homeplug for a new homeplug, or old network switch for new network switch etc.
- Customers must return their WEEE item to us within 28 days of purchasing their new item.
- Customers wishing to return a WEEE can either drop it off at our premises or post it back to us free of charge to:
Faculty-X 23 Queen Street
Under the WEEE Regulations, all new electrical goods should now be marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol shown below:
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.
All our product produced after 1st July 2006 are RoHS compliant and limit the amount of hazardous material that include: Lead, Cadmium, Mercury, Hexavalent, Chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB) & Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE)
If you have any questions or require help and advice on how to do so, please call us on 020 3239 6201, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a post paid label as pdf.