Helping to recycle your electrical equipment
As a conscientious business, MowDirect has chosen to group together with other retailers in joining the 'Distributor Take Back Scheme' Through this scheme, we have paid toward the provision of improved recycling facilities for our customers. 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, SI 2006 No. 3289). The aim of the legislation is to:
- Make good use of the materials that make up old electrical equipment by recycling rather than disposing in landfill.
- Prevent the negative environmental effects of sending often hazardous electrical equipment to landfill.
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. Any item displaying the above logo of a crossed out wheeled bin should be taken to your local recycling centre.
You can locate your closest participating collection site at www.recycle-more.co.uk
(please remember to have your postcode to hand).