#KB13 - WEEE - Electricals Recycling

Updated 2016-06-07 by Ben

You can now recycle your old electricals with us!

If you’re buying a new electrical item, we will recycle your old one for free.

Why recycle?

 Unwanted electrical equipment is the UKs 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 landfill where hazardous substances may leak out and cause soil and water contamination – harming wildlife and also human health.

We can help

 We are pleased to offer our customers the chance to recycle their old electrical items when purchasing a new item from us.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 bin.

What is WEEE?

The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires countries to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of these items.  In the UK, distributors (including retailers) must provide a system which allows all customers buying new electrical equipment the opportunity to recycle their old items free of charge.  As a responsible retailer, Wheelspin Models is happy to accept your old electrical items back on a like-for-like basis when you purchase a new electrical item.

How does it work?

If purchasing instore, please speak to a member of staff regarding recyling your old items. If you've purchased online, please contact us before returing any items to obtain authorisation.