Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations
Since July 2007 the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations have applied.
The regulations were introduced to reduce the amount of untreated waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) going to landfill, and to ensure that equipment collected separately is dealt with properly.
In the UK, business that sells electrical and electronic equipment are required to provide a system that allows consumers buying new electrical equipment the opportunity to recycle their old items free of charge on a like for like basis.
All new electrical and electronic equipment we sell at True Utility can be recycled. You can tell because our products include a ‘crossed out wheeled bin symbol’ like this:
Products bearing this mark, when no longer required, should be separated from general waste to ensure they are collected and treated properly.
If you have an old torch that you would like us to recycle on your behalf then we would happily do this for you. All that you need to do is return it to us at the following address: True Brands Ltd, Unit 2, The GP Centre, Yeoman Road, Ringwood, BH24 3FF.
Even if your old product doesn’t have the ‘crossed out wheeled bin’ symbol, the good news is we’ll gladly accept and recycle your old electrical and electronic equipment to the best of our ability.
Benefits of recycling
Recycling unwanted electrical products is better for the environment. Lead and other toxins contained in electrical goods can cause soil and water contamination. This can have a very harmful effect on the natural habitat, wildlife and also human health. When situated near populated areas these toxins can cause problems to communities as their water and soil is polluted.
Many of the electrical items that we throw away can be repaired or recycled. Recycling products helps save natural resources and also reduces the environmental and health risks associated with sending waste electrical goods to landfill.