The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (or WEEE) Regulations are now U.K. law. All European member States including the U.K. have agreed to reduce the amount of WEEE that is being disposed of in landfill sites.
It is important that the amount of WEEE sent to landfill sites is reduced because:
- Some WEEE can be re-used or recycled. The amount of landfill space available in theUK is decreasing. If we can keep WEEE out of landfill sites it means there is morelandfill space available for non-recyclable waste.
- WEEE can obtain hazardous substances. When left in landfill sites the hazardoussubstances in WEEE can pollute soil and contaminate water supplies. Thiscontamination can damage human health and the environment.
Distributors of new Electric and Electronic Equipment (or EEE) have a part to play in reducing the amount of WEEE going to landfill sites.
HS Sports Ltd are “doing our bit” under these regulations by offering our customers free takeback of their WEEE on a like-for-like basis when they buy a new Electrical or Electronic product.
For example, if a customer bought a new transponder from us then we would accept their old transponder and prevent it 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. Customers do not have to pay for the transportation of their WEEE to our premises.
If you wish to dispose of your electronic device yourself please do your bit for the environment and follow the link below to find your nearest participating electronic disposal site and for advice on all aspects of recycling at home, please visit www.recycle-more.co.uk.
If you wish to return your WEEE item, please contact us at:-
HS Sports Ltd,
t: +44 (0)1260 275708
f: +44 (0)1260 295625
Under the WEEE Regulations, all new electrical goods should now be marked with the
crossed-out wheeled bin symbol shown below:
Goods are marked with this symbol to show that they were produced after 13th August 2005,
and should be disposed of separately from normal household waste.