WEEE Regulations for disposal of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Information for consumer customers in the UK

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.

The BT Shop is a member of a Distributor Take Back Scheme, this means that we help to fund collection facilities and treatment of electrical and electronic waste across the UK – so that you can be sure that any WEEE that you take for recycling, is treated in the best way to protect human health and the environment. When you have finished with an electrical or electronic product, please do not put in your domestic waste bin, as it will not be recycled, use one of the following;

  • Recycle: Take the WEEE to your local collection facility - normally this is your local recycling centre. To find your nearest site, just go to http://www.recycle-more.co.uk
  • Return to BT: Follow the instructions here to return your equipment to us, we will then make sure that it is recycled properly.

UK Battery Directive

Information for consumer customers in the UK

What is the Batteries Directive?
  • This directive sets out clear guidelines for the collection, treatment and recycling of waste industrial, automotive and portable batteries.
  • All batteries are required to be labelled with the appropriate battery label.
  • Batteries Regulations are enacted to make sure that products are recycled using the best available treatment, recovery and recycling techniques to protect human health and the environment..
How do I know if my product is covered?

If the wheelie bin symbol is marked on any of your products, it means that it is covered by the Batteries Regulations.

How do I recycle my old batteries?
  • Portable Batteries (e.g. Alkaline AAA) can be return to BT Shop in person at BT National Distribution Ctr, Darlington Road, Northallerton, DL6 2PJ.
  • Portable Batteries can also be recycled at a local council site - please contact them directly for further information.

BT Shop's WEEE Producer Registration Number: WEE/AH0065TW

BT’s Batteries Producer Registration Number: BPRN00390

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