The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive
The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires countries to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of waste electrical items. In the UK, 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.
Need Further Information on WEEE Directive?
To find more information on WEEE recycling or to locate your local recycling centre, visit www.recyclenow.com
You can also find further information on Wikipedia
Can You Return Your Old Items To Us?
Yes. Fastfix complies with the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) regulations. This means that if you buy a new tool from Fastfix, you can return your old tool to us and we will dispose of it in an environmentally friendly way.
It is up to you, to return the product to us and it must be an equivalent electrical item to one you have purchased. For example, you would return a cordless drill if you have purchased a new cordless drill. Please clearly mark your parcel when you return the item with "WEEE RETURN".
Can You Recycle Your Old Batteries?
Yes, Fastfix are now offering a take back scheme for all portable waste batteries. You can return your waste batteries to our business premises in person, PLEASE DO NOT POST THEM.
If you are not local to us, you can find your local recycling centre by visiting www.recyclenow.com
Alternatively, if either of the above options do not yield any local collection points, most supermarkets and shops that sell batteries, also offer recycling facilities.