Waste Electrical Electronics Equipment Regulations 2002/96/EC
Unwanted electrical equipment is the UK’s fastest growing type of waste. Many electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and the environment. If you do not recycle, electrical equipment will end up in the landfill where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination – harming wildlife and also human health.
To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is now marked with a crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol) in your domestic bin.
In order to meet the requirements of WEEE regulations (waste electrical electronics equipment); producers of electrical and electronics equipment are required to contribute financially for the recycling of household “waste electrical products”. Pimp-My-Bike Retail is a registered producer of batteries in the UK. Our small batteries producer registration number is BPRN02681.
Batteries are identified with a crossed out-wheeled bin symbol. Underneath this symbol there will be a chemical symbol, if the battery contains more than 0.0005% mercury (Hg) or more than 0.002% cadmium (Cd) or 0.004% lead (Pb). Individual button cells are not marked. However, a 1cm x 1cm crossed out wheeled bin and the appropriate chemical symbol can be found on the back of the packaging.
This scheme ensures that all registered companies contribute to the cost of processing WEEE through your local amenity processing site and is helping to fund a national network of collection facilities for Waste Electrical and Electronics Equipment.
By taking your waste electrical products to one of the registered amenity sites, customers can be confident that their product will be subjected to a monitored and controlled recycling process, thereby preventing these products being sent to landfill.
Whenever practical, old electrical waste should not be disposed of with your household waste. You can locate your closest participating collection site at www.recycle-more.co.uk (please remember to have your postcode to hand – website information applicable only in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland).