IMPORTANCE OF RECYCLING
Did you know you can recycle your electrical and electronic devices for free at your local recycling centre? Unwanted electrical equipment is the UK’s fastest growing type of waste. Many electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and the environment. If you do not recycle electrical equipment, it will end up in landfill where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination – harming wildlife and also human health.
To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is now marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with the above symbol) in your bin. Whether we’re installing a new appliance or just delivering to you, Spillers of Chard offer a full removal and responsible recycling service to our customers.
WHAT IS WEEE? WEEE stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment.
An item is classed as being WEEE if it needs electricity to do what it is intended to do. The electricity can also come from a battery source. You can get several types of domestic and commercial WEEE, including large WEEE such as fridge freezers and washing machines, and small WEEE such as toasters and kettles. The WEEE Directive was introduced in 2006 to make manufacturers and retailers responsible for collecting and recycling WEEE. UK distributors (including retailers) are required to provide a system which allows all customers buying new electrical equipment the opportunity to recycle their old items.
As a responsible retailer, we have met these requirements by offering all customers buying new electrical and electronic equipment take back of their old electricals on a like for like basis.
RECYCLING ON DELIVERY
You will be able to discuss the recycling of your major appliance when placing an order by telephone or email, and indeed at any time during the ordering process prior to delivery. A small transportation charge will be applicable which will be confirmed during this process.
During our delivery to you if you have any smaller household appliances such as sandwich toasters, kettles, food processors or vacuum cleaners, we’ll be happy to take these away for you free of charge for recycling. There is no need to request this free service with your order, however, it will be dependent on van space availability at the time of your delivery.
Our standard installation service is subject to the following conditions:
- We will only disconnect a like-for-like appliance. For example, if we are installing a freestanding appliance, we will only disconnect a freestanding appliance.
- If we are installing a built in appliance that requires a new housing to be installed as an extended optional service (subject to survey), we’ll be happy to take away either an unwanted built in or freestanding appliance for recycling.
TAKE BACK IN STORE
Spillers will take back your unwanted electrical appliances of the same type as the one you purchased from us regardless of the brand or whether you purchased in-store, by phone or by email.
We will also take back items that have the same function as the item you purchased, for example, we’ll take back an old warming drawer when you buy a new one. Please note that we’ll make a small charge from £20 dependent on the size and weight of the unwanted machine to cover transport costs if we’re collecting items from your home. You have up to 28 days to bring back all types of electrical and electronic equipment that we sell. Please note: All major appliances must be dropped off at our showroom.
VERY SMALL ELECTONIC EQUIPMENT
‘Very small WEEE’ are items of waste electrical and electronic equipment that are less than 25cm on their longest side. We’ll be happy to take these machines in store for free, regardless of whether you’ve purchased anything from our store. Please be aware that the new regulations don’t entitle you to free collection of WEEE from your home.
Visit Recycle Now or contact your local council to locate your nearest recycling site for WEEE if you need to recycle an appliance yourself.