We want to reduce the amount of waste we produce in the first place, and then ensure it is recycled wherever possible.
Disposing of waste is an expensive business and impacts both our bottom line and the environment if it is not done responsibly.
We strive to minimise our packaging on our products and, wherever possible, ensure it is recyclable too.
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive came into force on 1 July 07. Under this legislation old electrical items must not be disposed of with standard waste, but should be taken to a central collection point for recycling.
All electrical items used in the home can now be taken to a participating site to be recycled. This applies to mains or battery powered items such as televisions, large appliances such as washing machines, smaller appliances such as toasters, tools and toys powered by electricity.
We have joined together with many other UK retailers to establish a national fund. This Distributor Take-back Scheme (DTS) gives funding to local council waste sites so they can receive electrical waste from you and arrange for it to be recycled.
As we are a member of the DTS scheme we currently do not offer a take back scheme in our stores.
recyclemore logoIn line with new legislation on battery take back, we now provide in-store recycling for customers to deposit their used batteries. All stores have a battery recycling box located close to the front of the store. As a responsible retailer we will recycle all used batteries that are returned to our stores.
More details on the recycling of electrical waste, including details of your nearest collection site can be found at www.recycle-more.co.uk opens link in new window