The symbol to above when displayed on a product or on its packaging, indicates that the product shall not be treated as household waste.
Instead it shall be handed over to an applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment (such materials
are known by the acronym EEE) . By proper disposal of EEE waste, you can ensure that you are doing your bit to help the environment.
Sensible recycling of all materials will help conserve natural resources and slow down the warming of the planet. From 1st July 2007 a new
European directive on waste disposal came into effect. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive).
The WEEE Directive aims to minimise the impact of electrical and electronic goods on the environment, by increasing re-use and recycling
and reducing the amount of WEEE going to landfill. It seeks to achieve this by making producers responsible for financing the collection,
treatment, and recovery of waste electrical equipment, and by obliging shops to allow consumers to return their waste equipment free of
In order to comply with our WEEE obligations and protect the environment, we offer a free in store take back scheme. If you purchase a
NEW product from us we will take in your old equipment on a like for like basis. (eg. If you buy a NEW PC from us we will accept your old
PC. Or we will take in a CRT monitor when you buy a NEW TFT monitor). Your old equipment will be either reused or properly recycled.
We also accept any electronics for recycling, however we charge £5 to recycle CRT monitors, and £2 to recycle inkjet printers.
That being said, most of what we sell is second-hand equipment and is already doing its bit to help the environment - Generally, the only
new equipment we sell are cables and accessories.
If you do give us a PC, please ensure your data is removed from the PC - We are not responsible for your data.
One consequence of the WEEE regulations on our business is our decision to stop selling NEW goods over the internet or by mail order. This
is because it is not cost effective for us to put in place a country wide system to take back old 'like for like' products as required
by the regulations.
In respect to the environment, we are registered with the Environment
Agency as a Registered Waste Carrier and a Broker. Registration Number: ACE/109811
Issued by: Environment Agency, Brampton Office, PE18 8NE
We are also registered with the Evironment Agency (
paragraph 40 exemption) to allow us to repair and refurbish waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)
For guidance on the WEEE directive:
Household Waste Disposal in and around Cambridge: http://my.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/mycambridgeshire.aspx?&tab=0
Last updated 2016/09/15
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