|Recycling electrical and electronic products|
Since July 2007 the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations have applied. The regulations were introduced to reduce the amount of untreated waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) going to landfill and to ensure that equipment collected separately is dealt with properly.
How can I recycle my old electrical and electronic products?
PLEASE NOTE: If you are recycling a product that holds personal data (i.e. PC, Laptop, Mobile Phone, etc) you will need to have removed the information from your old product prior to us receiving it as we will not carry out any data removal.
Why should waste electrical goods be recycled?
Recycling unwanted electrical products is better for the environment. Lead and other toxins contained in electrical goods can cause soil and water contamination. This can have a very harmful effect on the natural habitat, wildlife and also human health. When situated near populated areas these toxins can cause problems to communities as their water and soil is polluted.
Many of the electrical items that we throw away can be repaired or recycled. Recycling items helps to save natural resources and also reduces the environmental and health risks associated with sending waste electrical goods to landfill.
How will I know whether the new products I buy can be recycled?
All new electrical and electronic equipment we sell can be recycled and will carry the ‘crossed out wheeled bin’ symbol.
Even if your old product does not carry the ‘crossed out wheeled bin’ we will happily receive your old electrical and electronic equipment and recycle it to the best of our ability. You do not need to have purchased new electrical and electronic equipment to be able to recycle your old item.
Since February 1st 2010 DSG Retail Limited is responsible for the collection, treatment and recycling of waste batteries. Recycling bins are provided in all our Currys and Currys digital stores in the UK and are available to all members of the public to deposit their used portable batteries. Examples of portable batteries are AA or AAA batteries; batteries used in mobile phones or laptops; batteries fixed to the motherboard of a personal computer or laptop, or used to power a wristwatch.
Please note we are unable to accept, industrial or automotive batteries. For information on how to recycle these types of battery please contact your supplier or local authority.