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WEEE is electrical or electronic equipment that has come to the end of its ‘user life’ and covers a range of equipment. Those items that use electricity, usually connected via a plug or battery, are included in this category. Each year in the UK we generate 2 million tonnes of electrical waste, those items that are discarded contain a variety of materials, including metal, glass, plastics, ceramics and precious metals and because of this complex mix of materials without specialised waste processes can create a number of health risks.
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations
which came into force in 2007, were amended in 2013. It is one of the ‘producer responsibility regimes’, which means that producers are required to take financial responsibility for the environmental impact of the products that they place on the market, specifically when those products become waste.
We are a member of an approved WEEE compliance scheme, Recycling Lives Compliance Services Limited Approval Number WEE/XP3838PX/SCH.
Funds collected under these schemes are used to arrange free collection and recycling of the WEEE from the Local Authorities Household Waste Recycling Centres in the UK.
The 'Crossed out Wheelie Bin' with Bar
All electrical and electronic equipment made after 13 August 2005 should display this symbol on the packaging or the product.
The symbol indicates that the product should not be disposed of with normal household waste but taken to a collection site for recycling.
This symbol is very similar to the one above but does not have a bar at the bottom of the bin. It was used on electrical and electronic equipment made before 13 August 2005.
This symbol will be re-introduced in order to support the Battery Directive which will shortly become part of UK law. The symbol indicates that the product should not be disposed of with normal household waste but taken to a collection site for recycling.
Scrap product return
When you buy a new mains electric mower from Stiga Ltd you can return your old electric mower to us and we will dispose of it in a legal and environmentally friendly way. You must return your old mower to us within 28 days of buying the new one.
Send it to STIGA Ltd WEEE Returns Department, STIGA Limited, Unit 8 Bluewater Estate, Bell Close, Plympton, Plymouth, PL7 4JH. You must enclose a letter quoting the Online order number for your new mower plus your name and full address. The cost of the return is your responsibility.
Alternatively, we can arrange for the scrap mower to be collected from you; we charge £12.50 for this service. To arrange a collection email us at firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the Online order number for your new mower plus your name and postal address.
How to recycle your WEEE
Don't dispose of electrical products with your normal household waste; use an electrical waste recycling centre. There is no charge for this service
You can locate your local Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) via your Local Authority’s website.
Remember, recycling minimises the impact on our planet and protects the environment for future generations.