Quick Store Search
01279 467799 (M-F 8:30am - 5pm)Message Us

Shopping Cart 0 Items (Empty)

WEEE Directive

You can recycle your electrical equipment

Why are we involved?

Recycling facilities are now available for all customers where you can deposit your old electrical products. This is a new requirement under UK and European legislation (The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment - or WEEE - Directive). The aim of the legislation is to:

  • Make good use of the materials that make up old electrical equipment
  • Encourage recycling rather than disposing in landfill.
  • Prevent the negative environmental effects of sending often hazardous electrical equipment to landfill.

So that you can get your old electrical products recycled, Quasar Electronics offers a take-back scheme (detailed below) for our customers.

How does this work in practice?

WEEE SymbolCustomers can take any old electrical equipment to participating civic amenity sites (often known as 'household waste recycling centres') run by their local councils. Please remember that this equipment will be further handled during the recycling process, so please be sure to remove any nonelectrical product (for example food waste). The following materials are collected:

  • Electronic Kits and modules
  • Power inverters
  • Power supplies
  • All other waste electrical and electronic equipment

To remind you to recycle, all new electrical products are marked with a crossed out wheelie bin symbol.


UK Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations (SI 2006 NO. 3289)

The UK WEEE Regulations require that businesses involved in the supply of electrical equipment take an active role in its collection and recycling. So that you can get your old electrical products recycled, Quasar Electronics offers a take-back scheme (detailed below) for our customers.

Did you Know...?

UK households dispose of over 1.2 million tonnes of electrical and electronic waste every year. This is the equivalent of 150,000 double decker buses and would be enough to fill the new Wembley Stadium 6 times over.

Much of the UK's electronic waste ends up in landfill sites, where toxins put communities at risk. Failure to segregate any type of recyclable material in the home will usually result in items being disposed of in a landfill site (buried in the ground in the UK) or being incinerated. The UK WEEE Regulations require that businesses involved in the supply of electrical equipment take an active role in its collection and recycling.

Please visit the link below for more information...

www.recycle-more.co.uk

Quasar Electronics Take-Back Service

Disposing of WEEE

Please contact the WeeeCare Helpline on 0844 800 2004 and quote Quasar membership number WEE/GB2611VR to start the process of disposing of your WEEE.