Electronic waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams and much of it can be
recycled and resources recovered to make new consumer goods. To ensure your waste
electronics don’t contribute to damaging the environment, please use
www.recyclemore.co.uk and recycle today.
Helping to recycle your electrical equipment
Why are we involved?
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
• Make good use of the materials that make up old electrical equipment by
recycling rather than disposing in landfill.
• Prevent the negative environmental effects of sending often hazardous
electrical equipment to landfill.
As a conscientious business, Photosound 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.
How does this work in practice?
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.
Where to dispose of electrical equipment?
Wherever practical, old electrical waste should not be disposed of with your household
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
To remind you to recycle, all new electrical products are marked with a crossed out
wheeled bin symbol.