Mail Order Finance GmbH, T/A Artigiano is a producer of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) and is therefore obligated under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations. We are fully compliant with all responsibilities as a registered member of a UK government approved WEEE Compliance Scheme, Comply Direct. Our WEEE producer registration number is WEE/AX3532YC.
1. WHAT ARE WEEE AND BATTERY RECYCLING REGULATIONS?
The Waste Management (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations came into effect in the UK in 2005 and The Waste Management (Batteries and Accumulators) Regulations came into effect in the UK in 2009. These are designed to prevent and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill by promoting its re-use, recycling and disposal in an environmentally responsible manner.
The crossed-out wheelie bin symbol is marked on products that should not be disposed of in household waste but should be taken to an appropriate facility to enable their safe recovery and Recycling.
More information about the WEEE Regulations can be found at www.gov.uk/guidance/electrical-and-electronic-equipment-eee-producer-responsibility and you can read more below.
2. SPECIAL WASTE AND RECYCLING
WASTE ELECTRICAL; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT (WEEE) AND BATTERY RECYCLING
Since 2005, the UK's Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations allow members of the public to deposit old electrical and electronic items at recycling sites across the UK, free of Charge.
3. WHY SHOULD I RECYCLE MY OLD ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS?
This is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the UK and our landfill sites are reaching full capacity. Much of this waste can be recycled and the resources recovered to make new consumer goods. Recycling of waste batteries means that valuable raw materials such as lead, copper, mercury, cobalt, nickel, lithium, etc. can be recovered and recycled in to other products. As consumers, we all have a responsibility to dispose of electrical items in an environmentally responsible manner and thereby protect our environment for future generations.
4. HOW CAN I RECYCLE MY OLD ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS?
To find your nearest recycling sites for waste electrical and electronic products, visit www.recyclenow.com and type your postcode into the recycling locator or contact your local council. You will also find advice and tips on the website about how to recycle waste electrical goods and other household items, making it quick and easy for you to recycle more.
5. HOW CAN I TELL IF NEW PRODUCTS I BUY CAN BE RECYCLED?
All new electrical and electronic products sold now carry a ‘crossed out wheeled bin’ symbol to help you identify which products are recyclable (or should be considered for repair or reuse). You do not have to have purchased new electrical and electronic equipment to be able to recycle your old Equipment.
6. WILL ARTIGIANO ACCEPT MY OLD ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ITEMS BACK?
No, unfortunately Artigiano is not able to do this. Instead, we contribute to the funding of a network of recycling points through the Distributor Take Back Scheme. Visit www.recyclenow.com or contact your local council to locate your nearest recycling site for WEEE.
The WEEE regulations do not give you entitlement to free collection of waste electricals from your home. Local Authority bulky waste collections and collection by the Charitable and Voluntary Sector are unaffected.
7. HOW CAN I RECYCLE MY OLD BATTERIES?
Everything from AA and AAA batteries, to mobile phone batteries and button cells used in hearing aids and watches, can be recycled. Visit www.recyclenow.com/what-to-do-with/batteries-1 or contact your local authority for more information. You don't have to have purchased new batteries or battery-containing products to be able to recycle your old ones.