Information for Customers in the UK regarding the Disposal of Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations (2006 No. 3289) (WEEE Regulations) have been put in place to ensure that products are recycled using best available treatment, recovery and recycling techniques to ensure human health and high environmental protection.
The wheelie bin symbol on any product and/or its accompanying documents means
that it is classed as Electrical or Electronic Equipment (EEE) and is covered
by the WEEE Regulations. EEE may contain hazardous substances which, if exposed,
may have a serious detrimental effect on the environment and human health. The
wheelie bin symbol means that at its end of life, the product should not be mixed
with general household waste.
As part of the WEEE Regulations, Rapid Technologies has joined the Distributor
Take-Back Scheme the aim of which is to increase recycling rates of waste EEE
(WEEE) in the UK and allow end users to recycle any old electrical items free
of charge. As a consequence of our membership of the Distributor Take-Back Scheme,
Rapid Technologies will not accept returns of household WEEE itself and cannot
accept WEEE returns for recycling, neither do we make arrangements for its collection.
To find your nearest recycling site for WEEE, please contact your local council,
or visit www.recycle-more.co.uk
and type your postcode into the recycling bank
Disposing of electrical products correctly will help to save valuable resources
and prevent potential effects on the environment which could otherwise arise from
inappropriate waste handling.
For advice on all aspects of recycling, including recycling of waste electronic
equipment, please visit www.recycle-more.co.uk
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