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WEEE Explained

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment or WEEE is a relatively new regulation introduced to address the environmental impact of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment from both businesses and consumers. The main focus of the WEEE directive is to ensure these products are being recovered & recycled or treated efficiently using the best available techniques. Under these regulations suppliers of EEE such as high street retailers and shopping internet sites must allow their customers to return their WEEE at no cost.

With the amount of WEEE increasing heavily year on year by as much as 5% this type of waste is fast becoming the largest waste stream in the UK. Currently much of this waste is ending up in landfill sites that are ultimately contaminating the surrounding land with lead and other poisonous toxins affecting local wildlife and even human health.

A great deal of the Electrical items currently thrown out with your usual rubbish can in fact be recycled helping to save our natural finite resources and reducing the health risk posed by dumping in landfills. Victorian Plumbing Ltd will carry out their responsibility as a Distributor and E-tailer to dispose of these goods in line with Current European legislation

  • How will I know if my product is eligible?

    Look for the below symbol on your product: Recycle

    Remember we cannot recycle these goods unless you our customers return them to us. You have an important role to play in the recycling process.

    If you buy any of products then you can return your product back to us on a like for like basis for example, If you buy a hairdryer from us then you are able to send us your old hairdryer within 28 days from the date of your purchase.

  • How do I recycle my old products showing the above picture?

    • Separate your WEEE goods from your usual household rubbish otherwise they will not be recycled.
    • Please contact us at info@victorianplumbing.co.uk to arrange a convenient time for you to return the WEEE goods to us.
    • Remember that we can accept goods back on a like for like basis within 28 days of your purchase with us .
    • Please include your order reference number and details of the product you would like to return to us in your email .
    • Please take care when packaging your returned item to ensure it is not damaged in transit to us
    • We will then deal with the waste product in an environmentally friendly manner at no cost to you .

    The Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations

    Under the Waste Battery Regulations, VictorianPlumbing.co.uk are now offering a take back scheme for all portable waste batteries. You can return your batteries to our business premises in person (please do not post). Alternatively most supermarkets that sell batteries will have collection bins for used batteries, or visit www.recyclenow.co.uk to find your local recycling facility.

Examples of product you may be able to recycle from Victorian Plumbing, doing our bit for the environment.
  • Electric Showers
  • Radiators
  • Hairdryers
  • Televisions
  • Electric Towel Rails
  • Bathroom lights
  • Hand dryers
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