The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive is now UK law. The legislation aims to make producers pay for the collection, treatment, and recovery of waste electrical equipment. The regulations also mean that suppliers of equipment like high street shops and internet retailers must allow consumers to return their waste equipment free of charge.
The amount of WEEE we throw away is increasing by around 5% each year, making it the fastest-growing waste stream in the UK.
Much of the UK’s WEEE ends up in landfill, where the lead and other toxins it contains can cause soil and water contamination. This can have a harmful effect on natural habitat, wildlife, and also human health.
Many electrical items that we throw away can be repaired or recycled. Recycling items helps to save our natural finite resources and also reduces the environmental and health risks associated with sending electrical goods to landfill.
Distributors of new Electric and Electronic Equipment (EEE) have a part to play in reducing the amount of WEEE going into landfill sites.
UK LED Lights is obliged under these regulations to offer our customers free take-back of their WEEE on a like-for-like basis when they buy a new Electrical or Electronic product from us.
For example, if a customer buys a new LED Light from us we would accept their old Led Light and prevent it from going into a landfill site by disposing of it safely. Customers must return their WEEE item to us within 28 days of purchasing their new item.
The WEEE Directive applies to all products listed on our website, with the exception of Christmas lights, household light fittings, household lamps, and traditional filament-style bulbs.
Important Information: Customers must obtain a returns authorisation number BEFORE returning their WEEE items to us. This must be requested in writing Via email email@example.com or via surface mail letter sent to UK LED Lights, WEEE Returns Department, Unit 28, St Georges Road Industrial Estate, Telford, TF2 7QZ. Please ensure that you state your order number and details of the product you wish to return.
Customers can also dispose off and recycle their electrical waste at the nearest recycling facility. To find your nearest recycling facility please visit: www.recyclenow.com
For more information aboue recycling please email us at : firstname.lastname@example.org