If you’re buying a new electrical item, we will recycle your old one for free
Unwanted electrical equipment is the UKs 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 can help
We are pleased to offer our customers the chance to recycle their old electrical items.
Belkin takes its responsibilities under the WEEE Regulations extremely seriously and has taken steps to be compliant in line with our corporate and social responsibilities
In the UK, Belkin has joined a registered compliance scheme WeeeCare (registration number WEE/MP3538PZ/SCH)
Belkin’s WEEE Producer Registration number is WEE/AG0105WV
What is WEEE?
The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires countries to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of these items. 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. Those establishing their own take-back scheme must as a minimum offer all customers buying new electrical equipment free take back of their old electricals on a like-for-like basis.
Find more information on WEEE recycling, and locate your local recycling centre, at www.recyclenow.com
To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is now marked with a crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with the crossed out wheeled bin symbol) in your bin.
Disposal and Recycling of old equipment
Electrical and electronic equipment should never be disposed of with general household waste but must be separately collected for the proper treatment and recovery.
The crossed-out bin symbol, placed on the product, reminds you of the need to dispose of the product correctly at the end of its life.
In this way you will assist in the recovery, recycling and reuse of many of the materials used in this product.
When buying a new product you will have the possibility to return, free of charge, another end of life product of equivalent type that has fulfilled the same functions as the supplied equipment.
With your help it is possible to reduce the amount of electrical and electronic waste ending up in landfill and to improve quality of life by preventing the release of potentially hazardous substances into the environment.
Provision of free take-back relating to distance sellers
A distance seller (e.g. an internet retailer, a mail order retailer or a tele-sales retailer) also needs to fulfil their obligation of providing free take-back facilities for consumers of EEE. This can be done by:
- Joining the Distributor Take-back Scheme which assists in funding a national network of collection facilities; or
- allowing these sales to qualify for in-store take-back through one of their local stores (where these exist); or
- providing the customer with an alternative local route for free take-back.
The distributor must tell his customers how they can dispose of WEEE, e.g. through their mail-order adverts, on-screen during on-line sales, and/or through leaflets included with purchases.
In order to return an item of WEEE under these regulations when you are purchasing an equivalent item from us please call +44 (0) 1933 35 2000
To find a recycling bank near you: http://www.recycle-more.co.uk/banklocator/banklocator.aspx