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WEEE

WEEE

You can now recycle your old electricals with us.

If you’re buying a new electrical item, we will recycle your old one for free

Why recycle?
Unwanted electrical equipment is the UKs fastest growing type of waste.

Many electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and the environment.  If you do not recycle, electrical equipment will end up in landfill where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination – harming wildlife and also human health.

We can help 
We are pleased to offer our customers the chance to recycle their old electrical items.

  We offer customers a free ‘Take Back’ on their old electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). This is done on a like-for-like basis. Therefore, if a customer purchases, for instance, a new table lamp from us they can only return an old table lamp back to us. The customer has 28 days in which to return the old item to our showroom. If the item was purchased online, the customer is responsible for any postage costs incurred returning it to us.

All old electrical items being returned to us must be arranged in advance and returned to:

The Lighting Centre, 89 Woodbridge Road, Guildford, GU1 4QD.

To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is now marked with a crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with the crossed out wheeled bin symbol) in your bin.

 

WHAT IS WEEE?

The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires countries to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of these items.  In the UK, distributors (including retailers) must provide a system which allows all customers buying new electrical equipment the opportunity to recycle their old items free of charge. Those establishing their own take-back scheme must as a minimum offer all customers buying new electrical equipment free take back of their old electricals on a like-for-like basis.

Find more information on WEEE recycling, and locate your local recycling centre, at  HYPERLINK “http://www.recyclenow.com” www.recyclenow.com.