The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive) was introduced into UK law in January 2007 by the Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment Regulations 2006.
The WEEE Directive aims to reduce the amount of electrical and electronic equipment being produced and to encourage everyone to reuse, recycle and recover it.
The WEEE Directive also aims to improve the environmental performance of businesses that manufacture, supply, use, recycle and recover electrical and electronic equipment.
The WEEE Directive aims to minimise the amount of WEEE householders throw out with their general rubbish.
By keeping WEEE separate from other waste it can be reused if it is in good condition. If it is not in good working order the item can be treated, the hazardous substances can be removed and a large amount of waste can be recycled rather than sent to landfill.
What should residents do to get rid of their Electrical Waste ?
- Take old appliances to their local Household Waste and Recycling Centre (Loscoe Taylor Lane)
- Arrange for Amber Valley Borough Council to collect the equipment
- Arrange for an electrical retailer delivering new equipment to take away the old appliance
If you are unable to take your electrical household waste to Loscoe Household Waste and Recycling Centre. Amber Valley Borough Council can remove large unwanted items from your home. For more information and the list of prices for this service please visit large or bulky waste collections section.
We will collect:
We will not collect:
Small household electrical appliances
Fridges & Freezers
Electric lawn mowers
Electric garden tools