Our Recycling policy follows the recommended Government Guidelines detailed below:
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations have been introduced by the government in order to reduce the amount of electrical items going to landfill and encourage recycling and re-use of these products using the best available means. Any residual WEEE should be disposed of in an environmentally sound manner.
Electrical goods are the fastest growing waste stream in the UK, growing by 5% each year. Each year in the UK we go through over 1.2 million tonnes of electrical waste.
Over 75% of waste electrical goods end up in landfill, where lead and other toxins contained in these items can cause soil and water contamination which, in turn, can have a very harmful effect on the environment and human health.
Many of the electrical items that we throw away can be repaired or recycled. Recycling items helps to save natural finite resources and also reduces the environmental and health risks associated with sending waste electrical goods to landfill.
In order to protect the environment for future generations it is important that we are all aware of the consequences of our actions and learn what we can do to make a difference.
Look for this symbol
Electrical and Electronic Equipment that was made after 13th August 2005 should display this symbol on the packaging or product. It means that the product is covered by the WEEE Regulations and every effort should be made to recycle it.
Distributor Take Back Scheme
Peter Castell Ltd fully support this regulation and is fulfilling their distributor obligations by offering a "take back" scheme operating on a "like for like" basis, where a customer is purchasing a new product to replace a similar product that he/she wishes to discard. For example if you purchase a radio from us you can return your old radio to us for recycling. You can take the radio to our premises or if you don't live locally return the old radio (at your own cost) within 28 days of purchasing the new one and include a cover note with your name, address and details of the new radio purchased from us. This applies to any type of product purchased from us. We will dispose of the radio for recycling. Please phone us on 01934 622006 before sending the item for recycling so we can confirm with you it complies with our "like for like" take back scheme.
Recycle your old electricals
Please ensure that your old Waste Electricals and Electronics are recycled in accordance with the regulations. Please do not throw them away with your domestic rubbish as they will not be recycled.
You may also contact your local council, or visit http://www.recycle-more.co.uk and click on â€˜Bank Locatorâ€™ to find your nearest recycling point.