UK Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations (SI 2006 No.3289)
The UK WEEE regulations require that businesses involved in the supply of electronic and electrical equipment take an active role in its collection and recycling.
So that you can get your old electrical products recycled, Habitat have made a financial contribution toward the development of recycling collection points (known as Designated Collection Facilities) throughout the UK through membership of the Distributor Take Back Scheme (DTS).
Habitat do not recycle electrical items in store. For your nearest recycling centre please check with your local council.
UK households dispose of 1.2 million tonnes of electrical and electronic waste every year. This is the equivalent of 150,000 double decker buses and would be enough to fill the new Wembley Stadium 6 times over.
Much of the UK's electronic waste ends up in landfill sites, where toxins put communities at risk. Failure to segregate any type of recyclable material in the home will usually result in the items being disopsed of in a landfill site (buried in the ground in the UK) or being incinerated.
To remind you to recycle, all new electronic products are marked with a crossed out wheelie bin symbol.