Recycling and WEEE

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) Statement

Please help us to minimise the effect we have on the environment by recycling your waste electrical goods. To see the Olympic Shaver Centre Ltd policy on recycling your old electrical products, please see below. For advice on all aspects of recycling, including recycling of waste electronic equipment, please visit www.recycle-more.co.uk where you can find out the locations of collection points near to you.

Why are we involved?

Helping to recycle your electrical equipment

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 to;

  • 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, Olympic Shaver Centre Ltd / Shavers.co.uk 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 of 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 waste.

You can locate your closest participating collection site at www.recycle-more.co.uk (please remember to have your postcode to hand).