Electricals are the fastest growing type of waste in the UK. If these items are not recycled and are instead disposed of in landfills, hazardous substances leak into surrounding soil and water-posing a serious risk to wildlife and humans alike.
The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires that UK distributors (including retailers) must provide a system which allows all customers buying new electrical equipment the opportunity to recycle their old items free of charge. Find more information on WEEE recycling, and locate your local recycling centre, at www.recyclenow.com.
Rather than simply disposing of your battery or electrical items with your household waste and thus committing it to landfill you should save it and recycle it when you next have the opportunity. There are plenty of places that you can recycle batteries or electrical items without taking time out of your normal routine: For example, you can use one of the following:
- Use the recycling service at your local municipal waste tip/collection point
- Use the council battery or electrical items collection service (if you are lucky enough to have one)
- Drop the batteries or electrical items into the collection points located in most Supermarket chains
ShaversDirect operates a like for like take back scheme. If you would like us to recycle your batteries or waste WEEE items, please return them to our business premises in person. Please do not post them to us (you will be responsible for the cost). Our address is:
2 Prince Georges
Our Trade Counter is open Mon - Fri, 9am - 6pm
Please consider the environment when deciding how to recycle your battery or electrical items. Making a special journey to a recycling centre, will incur unnecessary transportation. One of the best recycling routes is to take the battery or electrical items to a major retailer like a supermarket. You can drop them off when you next do your food shopping.
DEFRA advises against sending waste batteries in the post