WEEE Recycling

WEEE Regulations, Electrical And Battery Recycling


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. 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.

Under the Waste Battery Regulations, www.islhealthdirect.co.uk are now offering a take back scheme for all portable waste batteries. You can return your waste batteries to our business premises in person (please do not post).  Alternatively, you can find your local waste portable battery recycling facility at www.recyclenow.com.  Most supermarkets and shops that sell batteries will have collection bins for used batteries, and some town halls, libraries or schools may also set up collection points. End-users may find stores in their local area more accessible.  If you’re buying a new electrical item we will recycle your old one for free.

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 will end up in landfill where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination – harming wildlife and also human health.

We can help

We are pleased to offer our customers the chance to recycle their old electrical items.  Please drop off at our Head Office, ISL Health Direct Ltd, The Old Forge, 2 Isham Road, Orlingbury, Northamptonshire, NN14 1JD.  (By prior appointment only – please ring Sarah Burroughs on 01933 400300 to arrange).
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.

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

WEEE Compliance

For manufacturer information pertaining to individual automated external defibrillator (AEDs) Product compliance with WEEE Regulations please contact a member of our Account Management team on 01933 400300.