Why are we involved?
Recycling facilities are now available for all customers
at which you can deposit your old electrical products.
This is a requirement under UK and European legislation
(The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
or WEEE Directive).
aim of the legislation is to;
Make good use of the materials that make up old
electrical equipment by recycling rather than disposing
Prevent the negative environmental effects of
sending often hazardous electrical equipment to landfill.
As a conscientious business, TLC Southern Ltd has chosen
to group together with other distributors in joining
the Distributor Take Back Scheme. Through
this scheme, we have paid toward the provision of improved
recycling facilities for our customers.
How does this work in practice?
Customers will be able to take any old electrical equipment
to participating civic amenity sites (often known as
household waste recycling centres) run by
their local councils. Please remember that this equipment
will be further handled during the recycling process,
so please be considerate when depositing your equipment.
Funding collected through the Distributor Take Back
Scheme has been distributed between all Local Authorities
in the UK to ensure the provision of improved recycling
facilities. Producers of these products will then ensure
that deposited items are taken away and recycled.
Where to dispose of electrical equipment?
Wherever practical, old electrical waste should not
be disposed of with your household waste.
You can locate your closest participating collection
(please remember to have your postcode to hand).
UK households dispose of over 1.2 million tonnes of
electrical and electronic waste every year. This is
the equivalent of 150,000 double decker buses and would
be enough to fill the new Wembley Stadium 6 times over.
Much of the UKs electronic waste ends up in landfill
sites, where toxins put communities at risk. Failure
to segregate any type of recyclable material in the
home will usually result in items being disposed of
in a landfill site (buried in the ground in the UK)
or being incinerated.
To remind you to recycle, all new electrical products
are marked with a crossed out wheeled bin symbol.