Recycling your Electrical And Electronic Equipment (EEE)

So you’ve been gifted some swish new electricals? You lucky things, but what do you do with your old ones? We are proud to be part of the distributor take-back scheme (DTS) which makes recycling hassle free.

So, why is it important to recycle electrical and electronic equipment (EEE)?

Sadly, unwanted electrical equipment is the UK’s fastest-growing type of waste. When left to break down in landfills these items can cause the toxic substances used to manufacture the products to harm the environment. This impacts all kinds of wildlife and even human life.

Unless properly disposed of, electronic waste like laptops, televisions, mobile phones and kitchen appliances can pose environmental and health risks from exposure to lead, mercury and other heavy metals.

The good news is, many electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and the environment. And it’s so easy to make sure your items are recycled in the right way.

The crossed out wheeled-bin symbol

All unwanted Electrical and Electronic Equipment requires separate collection and recycling as they often contains hazardous substances. As a handy reminder that old electrical equipment can be recycled (or should be considered for repair or reuse), it is now marked with a crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. It’s important you DO NOT throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol) in your regular bin. Anything that runs on electricity (or that contains electrical parts) needs to be disposed of responsibly in order to avoid damage to the environment and fill landfills.

How are Prezola helping?

We care about the world we live in and the communities we serve. As a business, we seek the most sustainable and least harmful ways to conduct business. We are doing this by being a member of the national distributor take-back scheme (DTS.)

Once you have received your lovely new gifts you can dispose of your old electrical and electronic devices at your local recycling centre.

What is WEEE?

Recycling of WEEE is a specialist part of the waste and recycling industry. The Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 ("the Regulations") became law in the UK on the 1st of January 2014 and replaced the 2006 Regulations.

WEEE aims to reduce the amount of Electrical and Electronic Equipment that is thrown into landfills at the end of its life and encourages reuse and recycling.

Learn more about WEEE and how to recycle your electrical equipment properly.