The consumer has a significant role to play in reducing the impact of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment on the environment by re-using or recycling such equipment.Some of the components used in electrical and electronic equipment may contain hazardous substances that can damage the environment and present a risk to human health if not properly disposed of.
"WEEE" Take- back Scheme
We offer a take back service for all customers, who purchase from us online.
When you purchase a new electrical item from Digital Scales 2 U, you can exchange an old similar like for like item (e.g. a set of Digital Scales for a set of Digital Scales ) and prevent it from going into a landfill site by disposing of it safely. This includes products purchased from other retailers.
Following the purchase of the new item, customers must return their WEEE item along with their ‘receipt of purchase’ to Digital Scales 2 U via Royal Mail or by using another reputed courier company and within 60 days of purchase.
You may also take your WEEE item(s) to your local authority Civic Amenity Site if this is more convenient.
"The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive is now UK law. The legislation aims to make producers pay for the collection treatment and recovery of waste electrical equipment. The regulations also mean that suppliers of equipment like high street shops and internet retailers must allow consumers to return their waste equipment free of charge.
The amount of WEEE we throw away is increasing by around 5% each year, making it the fastest growing waste stream in the UK.
Recycling reduces the environmental and health risks associated with sending electrical goods to landfill.
Customers must return their like-for-like WEEE item to us within 28 days of purchasing their new item.
Under the WEEE Regulations, all new electrical goods should now be marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol to show that they were produced after 13th August 2005, and should be disposed of separately from normal household waste so that they can be recycled".