What is WEEE?
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Legislation (WEEE)
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive came into force on 1st July 2007. This regulation was implemented to reduce the quantity of electronic waste being sent to landfill. Under this legislation old electrical items must not be disposed of with standard waste, but should be taken to a central collection point for recycling.
Unwanted electrical equipment is the UK’s 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.
Wahl U.K are proud to support your local authority in providing local recycling facilities for electrical equipment.
To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is now marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with this symbol) in your bin!