South West Office Supplies and the WEEE Directive...
WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) is a European Parliament and Council directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (2002/96/EC) ("the WEEE directive") and subsequent amended directive (2003/108/EC)
The purpose of the directive is to ensure proper disposal, recycling, reuse, and other forms of recovery of electrical and electronic waste, that could have a potential effect on the environment and human health as a result of the presence of hazardous substances.
You should be aware of the "Crossed out Bin Symbol" marked on products and packaging, which aims to encourage users to separate items that fall under the WEEE Directive and to discard them separate from other waste.
Unwanted Items that fall under the WEEE Directive, can be properly disposed of usually free of charge, at a local authorised re-cycling centre near you - the location of these for your area can be obtained by visiting your local Council Waste website, OR by visiting www.recyclenow.com
Disposal through us; if you have purchased new electrical/electronic equipment from our company you are entitled to return the old item (within 28 days of the date of the original sale) on a like for like basis, i.e. say, a printer for a printer of similar specification. Note that you should pay for the cost of transportation to our address, afterwards we will legally dispose of the item free of charge.
Advance notice in writing that you intend to return an item for disposal should be given including full details about the item including dimensions/weight etc. and the expected date/time for delivery.For a summary of the WEEE directive visit Waste electrical and electronic equipment.