Waste Electrical Equipment

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations (WEEE) WEEE

Since July 2007 the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations have applied. The regulations were introduced to reduce the amount of untreated waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) going to landfill, and to ensure that equipment collected separately is dealt with properly.

All new electrical and electronic equipment we sell at Cotswold Outdoor can be recycled. You can tell because our products include a ‘crossed out wheeled bin symbol’ like this.

WEEE symbol

Even if your old product doesn’t have the ‘crossed out wheeled bin’ symbol, the good news is it can still be recycled. If you are unable to find a local recycling outlet, then please Contact Us.

Recycling unwanted electrical products is better for the environment. Lead and other toxins contained in electrical goods can cause soil and water contamination. This can have a very harmful effect on the natural habitat, wildlife and also human health. When situated near populated areas these toxins can cause problems to communities as their water and soil is polluted.

Many of the electrical items that we throw away can be repaired or recycled. Recycling products helps save natural resources and also reduces the environmental and health risks associated with sending waste electrical goods to landfill.

Our WEEE Producer Registration Number is WEE/JJ2966QU

Waste Battery and Accumulator Regulations

The majority of batteries in Europe are thrown away and end up in landfill where they can leak harmful chemicals into the soil. In the UK we provide recycling facilities for batteries in all of our stores. If you are unable to find a local recycling outlet then please Contact Us.