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Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment


WEEE information for Domestic Customers

Recycling your old electricals is easy!

Recycle your electrical appliances free at your local recycling centre. To find your nearest centre, visit and type in your postcode.

Why recycle?

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.

We’re 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.

What is WEEE?

The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires countries to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of these items.

How are we helping?

In the UK, distributors including retailers must provide a system which allows all customers buying new electrical equipment the opportunity to recycle their old items free of charge. As a responsible retailer, we have met the requirements placed on us by financially supporting the national network of WEEE recycling centres established by local authorities. This is achieved through membership of the national Distributor Take-back scheme (DTS).

To find more information on WEEE recycling and to locate your nearest recycling centre please visit the Recycle More website:


WEEE obligations for Business Customers

1.1 The Business Customer shall:

1.1.1 be responsible for financing the collection, treatment, recovery and environmentally sound disposal of: all WEEE arising or deriving from the products; and all WEEE arising or deriving from products placed on the market prior to 13 August 2005 where such products are to be replaced by the Products and the Products are of an equivalent type or are fulfilling the same function as that of such products;

1.1.2 comply with all additional obligations placed upon the Business Customer by the WEEE Regulations by virtue of the Business Customer accepting the responsibility set out in clause 1.1.1; and

1.1.3 provide Cleva's WEEE compliance scheme operator with such data, documents, information and other assistance as such scheme operator may from time to time reasonably require to enable such operator to satisfy the obligations assumed by it as a result of Cleva's membership of the operator's compliance scheme.

1.2 The Business Customer shall be responsible for all costs and expenses arising from and relating to its obligations in clause 1.1.

1.3 Further information in respect of the arrangements set out in clause 1.1 can be found at by clicking 'BUSINESS WEEE COLLECTIONS', then clicking 'continue' under finals users, and then entering WEEE registration number WEE/MM2260AA where prompted.

'WEEE' means waste electrical and electronic equipment as defined in the WEEE Regulations.

'WEEE Regulations' means The Waste Electrical and Electronic Regulations 2013.