UK households dispose of over 1.2 million tonnes of electrical and electronic waste every year. This is the equivalent of 150,000 double decker buses and would be enough to fill the new Wembley Stadium 6 times over.
Much of the UK’s electronic waste ends up in landfill sites, where toxins put communities at risk. Failure to segregate any type of recyclable material in the home will usually result in items being disposed of in a landfill site (buried in the ground in the UK) or being incinerated.
To remind you to recycle, all new electrical products are marked with a crossed out wheeled bin symbol.
In order to meet the requirements of the WEEE regulations (waste electrical and electronic eqiuipment), producers of electrical and electronic equipment are required to contribute financially for the recycling of household “waste electrical products”. To meet these requirements, Wiggle Ltd is discharging its distributor obligations through Volpak's Distributor Takeback Scheme (DTS) Registration ID: 5837.
This scheme ensures that all registered companies contribute to the cost of processing WEEE through your local amenity processing site and is helping to fund a national network of collection facilities for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment.
By taking your waste electrical products to one of the registered amenity sites, customers can be confidant that their product will be subjected to a monitored and controlled recycling process, thereby preventing these products being sent to landfill.
Recycling facilities are now available for all customers at which you can deposit your old electrical products. This is a requirement under UK and European legislation (The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment – or WEEE – Directive). The aim of the legislation is to;
As a conscientious business, Wiggle Ltd has chosen to group together with other retailers in joining the ‘Distributor Take Back Scheme’. Through this scheme, we have paid toward the provision of improved of recycling facilities for our customers.
Customers will be able to take any old electrical equipment to participating civic amenity sites (often known as ‘household waste recycling centres’) run by their local councils.
Please remember that this equipment will be further handled during the recycling process, so please be considerate when depositing your equipment.
Funding collected through the Distributor Take Back Scheme has been distributed between all Local Authorities in the UK to ensure the provision of improved recycling facilities. Producers of these products will then ensure that deposited items are taken away and recycled.
Wherever practical, old electrical waste should not be disposed of with your household waste.
You can locate your closest participating collection site at www.recycle-more.co.uk
(please remember to have your postcode to hand).