UK Recycling Information (WEEE Compliance)

What is WEEE?

The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires countries to maximize separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of these items. In the UK, producers have to register with the Environment Agency, here at Gizmotron LLC we have offset this obligation by registering with our environmental partner Comply Direct.

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.

Why recycle?

Unwanted electrical equipment is the UK’s fastest growing waste stream. 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

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. Please email WEEE@complydirect.com or sales@complydirect.com for details on how you can dispose of your WEEE items from Gizmotron LLC.

WEEE compliance

Gizmotron LLC is a producer of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) and is therefore obligated under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations. We are fully compliant with all responsibilities as a registered member of UK government approved WEEE Compliance Scheme, Comply Direct. Our WEEE producer registration number is WEE/MM5658AA.

We have formally documented policies relating to the WEEE Regulations and we review our processes on a formalized and regular basis to ensure we remain fully compliant.

The UK WEEE Regulations were first introduced in 2007 with the aim of reducing the amount of EEE ending up in landfill. As per the requirements of the Regulations we finance the recovery and recycling of WEEE when it reaches the end of its life and ensure our EEE products are marked accordingly with a crossed out wheeled bin symbol and a date mark. We also provide information on reuse and environmentally sound treatment of the products.

Comply Direct can provide more information about the WEEE Regulations.