Why do we need to recycle electrical equipment?
By recycling your old and unwanted electrical items, you're doing your bit to help the environment by preventing potentially hazardous waste from entering landfill and causing soil and water contamination.
What is the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive?
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, which was first introduced in 2007, governs how manufacturers and retailers in European countries & the UK behave in regards to recycling.
The regularly-updated WEEE directive is designed to ensure that less harmful electrical waste is sent to landfill; though the regulations don’t directly affect consumers, they do ultimately make it simpler for you to recycle your old electrical goods.
If you can answer ‘yes’ to any of the following questions, then your electrical item can be recycled:
- Does it have a plug?
- Does it use a charger?
- Does it use batteries?
- Does it carry the WEEE wheelie bin logo
How do i recycle my electrical item?
- Take your item to your local recycling centre – you can easily locate your nearest centre on the Recycle Now website.
- JLL Fitness can provide a collection service for your electrical item in order to recycle it correctly if you are struggling to take your item to a recycling centre. Please contact our customer service team via telephone, email or live chat to arrange this.
- Some councils offer a household recycling collection service for small electrical items; contact your local authority for more details.
More information on the WEEE Directive
Visit http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2013/3113/contents/made for more information on the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013.