Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment - WEEE - Regulations

The WEEE Directive - General

The WEEE Directive aims to both reduce the amount of electrical and electronic equipment being produced by encouraging everyone to reuse, recycle and recover it.

The WEEE Directive also aims to improve the environmental performance of businesses that manufacture, supply, use, recycle and recover electrical and electronic equipment.

The Regulations, which affect retailers and other distributors who sell electrical and electronic equipment, are now a part of UK law. Retailers and distributors have a part to play in reducing the amount of WEEE going into landfill sites.

Crossed Out Wheeled Bin SymbolUnder the WEEE Regulations, all new electrical goods should now be marked with a crossed-out wheeled bin symbol (shown right).

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.

Reasons for separating this type of waste from other waste

Some WEEE can be re-used or recycled. If we can keep WEEE out of landfill sites it means there is more landfill space available for non-recyclable waste.

WEEE can also contain hazardous substances which when left in landfill sites can cause pollution of soil and contamination of water supplies. This contamination can damage both human health and the environment.

How Chris Goodhead Photographic Ltd are helping to reduce the amount of WEEE sent to landfill sites

Chris Goodhead Photographic Ltd are offering our customers free take-back of their WEEE on a like-for-like basis when they buy a new Electrical or Electronic product.

For example, if a customer buys a new camera from us we will accept their old camera 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 have to pay for the transportation of their WEEE to our premises.

Our customers do not have to take this up if they don't want to, but If you wish to return your WEEE item, please contact us for details.