WEEE Regulations

What Is WEEE

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.

Find more information on WEEE recycling, and locate your local recycling centre, at www.recyclenow.com.

Genie Gadgets complies with The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive) which was introduced into UK law in January 2007 by the Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment Regulations 2006. The WEEE Directive aims to reduce the amount of electrical and electronic equipment being produced and to encourage everyone to reuse, recycle and recover it. The WEEE Directive also aims to improve the environmental performance of businesses that manufacture, supply, use, recycle and recover electrical, electronic equipment and batteries.

In order to meet our obligations as a distributor under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), GenieGadgets.com is a full member of the Distributor Take Back scheme which provides a financial contribution to developing designated collection facilities. 

To find your nearest recycling sites for waste electrical and electronic products, contact your local council, or visit www.recycle-more.co.uk and type your postcode into the recycling bank locator. This recycling website also has a huge array of information regarding all aspects of recycling and details of the take-back scheme.

Why Recycle

Unwanted electrical equipment is the UKs fastest growing type of waste.

Many electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and the environment. If you do not recycle, electrical equipment and batteries will end up in landfill where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination – harming wildlife and also human health.

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 this symbol) in your bin.