BT Business Direct and the WEEE regulations
WEEE Regulations for disposal of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
...Information for business customers in the UK
Look out for this symbol!
If the symbol shown here is found on any of your goods, it means that the product is classed as Electrical or Electronic Equipment and should not be disposed of with other household or commercial waste at the end of its working life.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
The Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations (2006 No. 3289) have been put in place to recycle products using best available recovery and recycling techniques to minimise the impact on the environment, treat any hazardous substances, avoid the increasing landfill and to increase re-use.
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations (2006 No. 3289) (WEEE) have been put in place to ensure that products are recycled using best available treatment, recovery and recycling techniques to ensure human health and high environmental protection. When you have finished with a WEEE product, please do not put in your domestic waste bin, as it will not be recycled.
To ensure that your WEEE is recycled in accordance with the regulation you must ensure that the goods are not put in the bin but are separately collected by contacting the producer of the equipment. Under the WEEE regulations they have producer responsibility for any electrical and electronic equipment sold to businesses that are marked with the crossed out symbol.
If equipment is not marked with the symbol then contact the producer of the new replacement equipment as under article 9 of the regulations they will finance the costs of the collection, treatment, recovery and environmentally sound disposal of the EEE that is being replaced.
If the WEEE is not being replaced then you as the end user should finance the costs of the collection, treatment, recovery and environmentally sound disposal of the WEEE.
UK Battery Directive
What is the Batteries Directive?
- This directive sets out clear guidelines for the collection, treatment and recycling of waste industrial, automotive and portable batteries.
- All batteries are required to be labelled with the appropriate battery label.
- The regulations have been put in place to ensure that products are recycled using best available treatment, recovery and recycling techniques to ensure human health and high environmental protection.
How do I know if my product is covered?
If the symbol shown here is found on any of your goods, it means that the product is covered by the Batteries Regulations.
How do I recycle my old batteries?
- Portable Batteries (e.g. Alkaline AAA) can be return to BT Business Direct in person at NLC, Wingates Industrial Park, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3UX.
- Portable Batteries can also be recycled at a local council site - please contact them directly for further information.
- For further information on recycling batteries please contact our compliance schemes at firstname.lastname@example.org
BT Business Direct's WEEE Producer Registration Number: WEE/AH0065TW
Registered Office: National Logistics Centre, Wingates Industrial Estate, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3XU