The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) regulations are now U.K. law.
All European member states including the U.K. have agreed to reduce the amount of
WEEE that is being disposed of in landfill sites.
It is important that the amount of WEEE sent to landfill sites is reduced because :
- Some WEEE can be re-used or recycled. The amount of landfill space available is
decreasing. If we can keep WEEE out of landfill sites it means there is more
landfill space available for non-recyclable waste
- WEEE can contain hazardous substances. When left in landfill sites the hazardous
substances in WEEE can pollute soil and contaminate water supplies.
This contamination can damage human health and the environment.
Producers and distributors of new Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) have a
part to play in reducing the amount of WEEE going into landfill sites.
This is why we are "doing our bit" under these regulations by offering 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 you buy a new pedal from us we would accept your old pedal
and prevent it going into a landfill site by disposing of it safely. Customers
must return their WEEE item to us within 28 days of purchasing their new item.
Customers do not have to pay for the transportation of their WEEE to our premises.
If you wish to return your WEEE item, please contact us by e-mail
Under the WEEE regulations, all new electrical goods should now be marked with
the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol shown above. Goods are marked with this
symbol to show that they where produced after 13/08/2005 and should be
disposed of separately from normal household waste.