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We Should All Recycle Waste Electrical Goods

Each year in the UK we throw around over 1 million tonnes of electrical and electronic waste. This is the equivalent to over 750,000 family cars!!

Three quarters of waste electrical goods end up in landfill, where toxins and other pollutants can cause soil and water contamination. This can have a very harmful effect on natural habitat, wildlife and also human health.

Many of the electrical items that are thrown away can be recycled or repaired. Recycling items helps to save natural resources and also helps reduce the environmental risks of sending items to landfill.

To minimise our impact on this earth and to help protect the environment, the United Kingdom has introduced the Waste Electrical and Electronic regulations. It is important that we are all aware of these regulations and the consequences of our actions and how we can all make a difference.

The Crossed Out Wheelie Bin Symbol

Electrical and Electronic equipment that was made after August 13th 2005 should display this symbol on the product. This symbol means that the product must either be sent to be repaired and reused or sent for treatment and recycling through an approved disposal system.

To enable you all meet the requirements of this legislation and to help protect the environment, we are pleased to offer a free of charge recycling service. When you purchase a new item from us, we will ensure that the old item which is being replaced will be treated and recycled properly in accordance with these regulations. All you have to do is on receipt of purchase of the new item, send us the old item and we’ll do the rest. For a small fee, we can arrange to collect the old item from you.

Please email sales@bigk.co.uk for further details.