In the UK, waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is regulated by WEEE Regulations 2006 SI No 3289 (as amended). This legislation means that there are now systems in place, in the UK, to minimise the disposal of WEEE as unsorted municipal waste and that achieve a high level of collection of WEEE for treatment recovery and environmentally sound disposal. The Regulations also mean that suppliers of new electrical and electronic equipment like retailers, distributors and distant sellers, (such as internet retailers), have to ensure that WEEE from private households can be returned to them free of charge on a like for like basis by household customers. Under the WEEE Regulations, Solar Illuminations Ltd is classified as a distributor and we are obliged to provide the following information:
WEEE The "crossed out wheelie bin" symbol on electrical and electronic equipment indicates that it is classified as WEEE, meaning that when it is no longer usable it should not be treated as normal household waste. The symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste, according to the WEEE Directive (2012/19/EU), the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or national legislation implementing those Directives.
If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above, in accordance with the Battery Directive, this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury, Cd = Cadmium, Pb = Lead) is present in this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an applicable threshold specified in the Battery Directive.
The WEEE Regulations aim to minimise the amount of WEEE householders throw out with their general rubbish. By keeping WEEE separate from other waste it can be treated, the hazardous substances can be removed, and a large amount of waste can be recycled rather than sent to landfill. Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE. Your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources.
Solar Illuminations Ltd offers to take back any waste WEEE product for free, but only when a household customer purchases an equivalent new product from us. We can take other WEEE items from business customers, but there is charge for doing so.
The wheelie bin symbol can also be seen on portable batteries and these too (but not lead acid batteries) can be returned to us for recycling. There is a battery collection box.
Our WEEE recycling and disposal partner, offer a range of services, to help our business customers with WEEE disposal direct from their sites. For details of the services and their cost, please contact us.
For more information about the recycling of this product, please contact your local city office, waste authority, approved scheme or your household waste disposal service.
This policy is fully supported by the Managing Director of Solar Illuminations Ltd. Dated 30/11/18.
A signed copy is available upon request.