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Government program for collection of electrical waste

The UK’s WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations require distributors that are directly supplying new Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) for use in private households to facilitate the free of charge, like for like, take back for all old EEE returned by consumers upon the purchase of new equivalent items. There are two ways retailers can implement this, firstly they can offer free in-store take backs or, secondly, they can join the Distributor Take Back Scheme (DTS). The distributor must choose one of these options or risk a fine of up to £5,000.


Read more at: 

https://www.gov.uk/electricalwaste-producer-supplier-responsibilities/your-responsibilities

http://www.hse.gov.uk/waste/waste-electrical.htm