Weee Regulations

What is WEEE?

The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive aims to minimise the disposal of electrical items into landfill sites and addresses the environmental impacts of electrical and electronic equipment when it reaches the end of its life.

You can now recycle your old electrical fitness products with us

If you’re buying a new electrical fitness product, we will recycle you old one for free*

*Recycling of your like for like product is free, however there is a cost to return the product to us if shipping is required”.

Why Recycle?

Unwanted electrical equipment is the UKs fastest growing type of waste. Unwanted electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving on natural resources and the environment. If you do not recycle, electrical equipment will end up in landfill where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination – harming wildlife and also human health.

Electrical and Electronic Equipment that was made after 13th August 2005 should display the crossed-out wheelie bin symbol on the packaging or product.

The purpose of the symbol is to encourage householders to dispose of their WEEE separately from household waste.

 

Reuse

If your old machine is still working, do you know somebody who would like to use it? There are many organisations such as schools, clubs, residential homes etc. who might be very happy to use your old equipment and give it a new home.

Recycle

If your old equipment is no longer useful to you or anyone you know, please recycle it whenever possible. If you are unable to give your item a new home, there are lots of local organisations available that will reuse, recycle or repair electrical and electronic equipment for charitable schemes.

We can help you recycle – UK Fitness Equipment WEEE Recycling Policy

In the unlikely event that you are unable to find a new home for your electrical items, UKfitnessequipment.co.uk will gladly manage its disposal in line with the WEEE regulations for you.

We offer this free recycling service to our customer on a like for like basis meaning that if for example you purchase a treadmill from us, we will ensure that your old treadmill is disposed of correctly and in line with the WEEE regulations.

If you require this service we ask that you contact our Help Desk (info@ukfitnessequipment.co.uk detailing your order number for the new item and request collection of your old “like for like” product.)

Please confirm on the email your full address and contact number and that the old product is dismantled and securely boxed ready for collection.

Our team will then issue a quote for the collection of the “like for like” item.

Once payment for the collection is received we will issue you with a ‘WEEE Returns Number’ (which must be displayed clearly on the packaging) and give you details of the collection.

If you are able to return the old “like for like” product in person to our warehouse you will still require a ‘WEEE Returns Number’. Please detail this on your email to our help desk and we can organise. Please note our warehouse will not accept any deliveries without an authorised returns number.

Once we receive your old product we will ensure that it is handled in the correct environmentally aware way in line with current WEEE regulations.

For more information on WEEE recycling, and locate your local recycling centre go to www.recyclenow.com

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