The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive is UK law. The legislation aims to make producers pay for the collection, treatment and recovery of waste electrical equipment. The regulations also mean that suppliers of equipment like high street shops and internet retailers must allow consumers to return their waste equipment free of charge.
Much of the UK’s WEEE ends up in landfill, where the lead and other toxins it contains can cause soil and water contamination. This can have a harmful effect on natural habitat, wildlife and also human health. Many electrical items that we would normally just throw away can be repaired or recycled. Recycling items helps to save our natural resources and also reduces the environmental and health risks associated with sending electrical goods to landfill.
Distributors and retailers of new Electric and Electronic Equipment (EEE) have a part to play in reducing the amount of WEEE going into landfill sites.
Red Radio is obliged under these regulations to offer our customers free take-back of their WEEE on a like-for-like basis when they buy new Electrical or Electronic Equipment from us and we are committed to being as "green" as we can by re-cycling whenever possible, disposing of old equipment safely and responsibly and limiting impact on our environment.
If you have old equipment for disposal when you purchase new equipment from us we would accept your old radio equipment to prevent it going into a landfill site by disposing of it safely. Customers must return their WEEE item to us within 28 days of purchasing any new item.
We have the capability to take your old batteries, including Nicad, Nimh, Li-ion and Li-Poly types but may make a charge for disposal through a dedicated disposal company.
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