Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE)
As of 2007 in the UK, over 75% of waste electrical goods end up in landfill, where lead and other toxins contained in the electrical goods can cause soil and water contamination. This can have a very harmful effect on natural habitat, wildlife and also human health.
To address these problems each European state now has a duty to minimise the disposal of waste electronic and electronic equipment (WEEE) in the normal household rubbish and ensure that it is collected for treatment, recovery and environmentally sound disposal.
All new electrical & electronic equipment (EEE) is therefore marked with the crossed out wheelie bin symbol. This symbol informs you to separate out these items and discard them separately from other household rubbish. We also use this symbol to indicate such products throughout the web site.
To help ensure old, waste, items are disposed of correctly Cookability provides a free of charge take back service for domestic householders, on a like for like basis, when purchasing new electrical and electronic equipment.
You can take advantage of this free service by dropping the items off in the retail shop at the time of purchase, alternatively, you can send us the items using your returns label and we will dispose of them properly for you.
If you cannot return items to us we would encourage you to take it to your local civic amenity recycling centre.