The amount of WEEE in Europe has grown at a significant pace with consumers using more and more electronics in their day-to-day lives. When not disposed of properly, WEEE can be very harmful to human health.
EU and national legislation on WEEE aims to promote the recycling of WEEE by setting targets for the collection, treatment, recycling and disposal of WEEE in an environmentally sound manner.
Under the legislation final users of such household WEEE are entitled to leave that waste back free of charge, either to retail outlets (under certain conditions) or other authorised collection points, including local authority civic amenity sites.
Examples of items that can be recycled for free include:
- All types of batteries including farm fencing and automotive batteries
- Torches, Power tools and other Small Electrical Devices
- Fridges, Freezers, Washing Machines and Electric Ovens
- PCs, TVs, Monitors
- Energy Saving Lamps and other Lighting Equipment.