WEEE – Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive
The Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 became law in the UK on 1st January 2014 and replaced the 2006 Regulations. The new Regulations transpose the main provisions of Directive 2012/19/EU on WEEE which recasts the previous Directive 2002/96/EC. Further information on the WEEE Regulations 2013 can be found in the Government Guidance Notes produced by the Department for Innovation and Skills.
The Directive has been implemented to counteract the environmental impact Electrical and Electronic products have through waste disposal. A large amount of electrical and electronic items are currently disposed of with normal household waste, which if disposed of correctly, could be recycled and therefore reduce landfill, contamination and risk to health. Better Bathrooms undertakes its responsibilities under the Directive in relation to recycling and reduction of landfill.
How do I know if my product is WEEE?
If your product shows the symbol above, then your product is classed as WEEE.
How do I dispose of my old Electrical and Electronic products showing the symbol?
- Separate all items with the symbol from normal household waste.
- At Better Bathrooms we can accept your old WEEE when you purchase a like for like replacement from us.
- Your old WEEE must be returned by you within 28 days after your purchase.
- When returning your old WEEE to us, please include a copy of your new order for reference.
- Better Bathrooms will then arrange for correct disposal and recycling of the goods.
- Alternatively, you can take your old WEEE to authorised disposal sites where the waste will be separated and disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.
- Check with your Local Authority or Local Refuge Centre that they accept electrical products for disposal.
We need to work together to reduce the impact Electrical and Electronic waste has on our environment. Please help us do this by disposing of WEEE correctly.
Registry Number: WEE/MM6371AA