As a conscientious business, Mowcentre 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). The aim of the legislation is to;
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.
Wherever practical, old electrical waste should not be disposed of with your household waste.
You can locate your closest participating collection site at www.recycle-more.co.uk (please remember to have your postcode to hand).
UK households dispose of over 1.2 million tonnes of electrical and electronic waste every year. This is the equivalent of 150,000 double-decker buses and would be enough to fill the new Wembley Stadium 6 times over.
Much of the UK's electronic waste ends up in landfill sites, where toxins put communities at risk. Failure to segregate any type of recyclable material in the home will usually result in items being disposed of in a landfill site (buried in the ground in the UK) or being incinerated.
Electrical appliances are classed as Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, or WEEE, and is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the UK today. Many everyday consumer items now contain electronic parts. Every year an estimated 1 million tonnes of waste electronic and electrical equipment are discarded by householders and commercial groups in the UK.
Electrical waste varies from tools to TVs, and the materials they contain also vary. The complex array of product types and materials make WEEE difficult to manage.
Click the link below to find your local recycling centre!