Compliance with the UK Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations

Members of WEEE Distributor Take Back Scheme - Registration ID: 5494

In order to partially meet our obligations as a distributor as defined in the UK Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations (SI 2006 No. 3289 - 11 December 2006) (referred to hereafter as "the WEEE Regulations"), we have opted to become a full member of the Distributor Take back Scheme (DTS). Membership of the DTS is defined in regulation 35 of the WEEE Regulations and delivers exemption from the requirements of regulation 31 (to "ensure that WEEE from private households can be returned to him free of charge and on a one-to-one basis") and regulation 34(1) (maintenance of records).

As a member of the DTS, we have made a financial contribution toward the development of the network of Designated Collection Facilities (DCFs) instead of offering instore take back of WEEE. This financial contribution is described in paragraphs 83 to 88 of the UK WEEE guidance, and has been used to improve the WEEE collection facilities located at Local Authority Civic Amenity sites.

In addition, through our support of the national recycling website,, we will also meet our obligations under regulation 33 to make information available to users of EEE in private households on:-

  1. the requirement on each Member State under Article 2 of the Directive to minimise the disposal of WEEE as unsorted municipal waste and to achieve a high level of collection of WEEE for treatment, recovery and environmentally sound disposal;
  2. the collection and take back systems available to them;
  3. their role in contributing to the reuse, recycling and other forms of recovery of WEEE under these Regulations;
  4. the potential effects on the environment and human health as a result of the presence of hazardous substances in EEE; and
  5. the meaning of the crossed out wheeled bin symbol.

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