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WEEE Information

What is WEEE?

Since July 2007, the UK's Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations obliges all producers of electrical equipment to pay for recycling of household electrical goods. Previously this bill was met by your local councils, or items were not recycled at all and just sent to the landfill sites.

These regulations also require that all UK electrical goods retailers implement a recycling policy to encourage consumers in recycling electronic equipment. In accordance with the WEEE.

So what does this mean to you.

When ever you by any electrical appliance from Home and Garden Gifts we will now take back your old like for like appliance. All you have to do is to box it up and pay for the postage to return the old appliance to us and we will then dispose of it correctly for you.

Or if your old appliance still works then we would recommend you add it to one of the below sites for FREE!

Free Cycle "Our mission is to build a worldwide gifting movement that reduces waste, saves precious resources & eases the burden on our landfills while enabling our members to benefit from the strength of a larger community."

Learn More about recycling has been designed to provide information to a wide range of people and organisations. In some cases the advice is different depending on whether you are a householder, business person, pupil, teacher or local authority so we have split the site into several different sections:

To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is now marked with a crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with the crossed out wheeled bin symbol) in your bin.

The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires countries to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of these 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.                

Find more information on WEEE recycling, and locate your local recycling centre, at