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Guide to Returning a product under the WEEE Regulations

Words by Mark

on 31/12/2014 14:58:00

Throwing away your electrics

What is WEEE? Well, it is now UK law that all electrical items must be separated from normal waste and recycled. Old electrical equipment can be recycled, but it must be 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.

Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive. At Rutland Cycling we love the great outdoors - after all, that’s where we go to play and so we are more than happy to help you dispose of your old electrical items – just follow the instructions below.

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.

How to recycle your old electrical equipment

Whether you have just bought a new item or want to get rid of old electrical equipment regardless, for many people the easiest option is to drop off your old equipment at a recycling site local to you.

By taking your waste electrical products to a registered amenity site, you can be confident that they will be subjected to a monitored and controlled recycling process, thereby preventing these products being sent to landfill. You can locate your closest participating collection site by entering your postcode at www.recycle-more.co.uk

Recycling your electrical products with Rutland Cycling

Alternatively, when you buy a new electrical or electronic product (a GPS or cycle computer for example) from Rutland Cycling, either online or in store, we will take back your old item on a like-for-like basis and send it off for recycling. So, for example, if you buy a new cycle computer, you can return your old cycle computer to us for recycling. This will prevent it going into a landfill site. If you would like to send us your old item by post, please use the address below and we will make sure it is disposed of in the correct manner. We are unable to reimburse you for your postage, but we appreciate people doing their bit for the environment, so for every item we receive back we will send you a £5 gift voucher for you to spend online.

Customers must return their WEEE item(s) to Rutland Cycling within 28 days of purchasing their new item. You can either drop the product off in store, or send the item to:

Rutland Cycling WEEE returns
Unit 3 Manton Engineering
Wing Road, Manton
Rutland
LE15 8SZ

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