Recycling | WEEE Regulations

As a retailer, we take our responsibilities of recycling old appliances very seriously, and we support the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directive from the government. 

Why Recycle?

Unwanted electrical equipment is the fastest growing type of waste in the UK. Many electrical products can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and the environment. If you don't recycle, electrical equipment will end in landfill where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination, which will harm wildlife and human health. 

How Phairs Can Help

When you purchase an item from us covered by the WEEE scheme directive, we can offer you two methods of recycling for the item you are replacing (we can take back any item as long as it is being used for a similar function). 

  1. Drop the item back to us locally.
  2. We can collect the item from you (please contact us for a collection cost).

Your returned item is then documented and recycled according to the WEEE directive. 

Items that fall under the WEEE guidelines include:
  • Large household appliances 
  • Small household appliances
  • Consumer equipment, e.g. radios
  • Lighting equipment, e.g. fluorescent lamps
  • Electrical and electronic tools, e.g. drills and welding equipment
  • Monitoring and control instruments, e.g. smoke detectors and thermostats
  • Display equipment, e.g. TVs
  • Cooling appliances containing refrigerants.

To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is marked with a crossed-out wheeled in symbol. Please do not throw out any electrical equipment in your bin.