The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive is now 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.
The amount of WEEE we throw away is increasing by around 5% each year, making it the fastest growing waste stream in the UK.
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 throw away can be repaired or recycled. Recycling items helps to save our natural finite resources and also reduces the environmental and health risks associated with sending electrical goods to landfill.
Distributors of new Electric and Electronic Equipment (EEE) have a part to play in reducing the amount of WEEE going into landfill sites.
Sat Europa Ltd/Red Apple AV Limited is obliged under these regulations to offer customers free take-back of their WEEE on a like-for-like basis when they buy a new Electrical or Electronic product.
For example, if a customer bought a new satellite receiver from us we would accept their old satellite receiver and 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 their new item.
How do I recycle my old products?
Products are marked with this symbol above to remind you not to throw your electrical equipment in your bin with normal household waste but to arrange for the product to be recycled.
Contact us by emailing us at info @ redappleav.co.uk. So that we can provide you with a return reference and details of our WEEE recycling address. Please quote your southernsatellite.co.uk order number and describe the item that is to be recycled. Please carefully package any item to avoid transit damage. We will then deal with the waste product in an environmentally responsible manner, at no cost to you. You can also take it to your local council recycling centre to be disposed in an environmentally responsible manner. We cannot reimburse carriage charges for this service.