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The WEEE Regulations

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive is now in place in order to reduce the amount of environmental waste from these products.  Distributors of new Electric and Electronic Equipment (EEE) have a part to play in reducing the amount of WEEE going into landfill sites.

Under these regulations TJD Models offers customers free in-store take-back of their WEEE on a like-for-like basis when they buy a new Electrical or Electronic product from us. 

For example, if a customer bought a new receiver from us we would accept their old receiver and prevent it going into a landfill site by disposing of it safely.  Customers must return their WEEE item to us within 28 days of purchasing their new item (Proof of purchase of new item is required). 

Please note, we will only accept like for like items.  i.e. we would not accept a transmitter if you bought a servo from us.

Under the WEEE Regulations, all new electrical goods should now be marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol shown below.

Goods are marked with this 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.

 

Why Recycle?

There are two main reasons why every one should recycle electrical and electronic items: Over 75% of electrical goods end up in landfill, which can be harmful to human health, natural habitat and wildlife as the toxins contained in electrical goods can contaminate soil and water. The other reason is that it helps to save limited natural resources. 1.2 million tonnes of electrical and electronic waste is currently being thrown away in the UK each year, equivalent to 150,000 double decker buses. This rate is increasing by 5% each year.

 

Where to Recycle?

We advise you that if you need to dispose of any electrical and electronic items you should dispose of them correctly. To find your local recycling bank click here.

 

To read further about recycling all different electrical and electronic products then please click here.

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