Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is increasing by 5% per year and is the fastest growing waste stream in the UK.
“UK households dispose of over 1.2 million tonnes of electrical waste every year which is enough to fill Wembley Stadium 6 times over!”
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment regulations came into force on 1st July 2007. They require that all producers of electrical equipment are now obliged to pay for these items to be recycled when they become waste. These regulations also require that all retailers both actively assist in delivering a UK wide WEEE collection infrastructure and encourage the participation of consumers in recycling electronic equipment.
The aim of the legislation is to;
Make good use of the materials that make up old electrical equipment by recycling rather than disposing in landfill
Prevent the negative environmental effects of sending electrical equipment to landfill
How Is Glen Dimplex Home Appliances Involved?
As a conscientious business, Glen Dimplex Home Appliances Limited has chosen to group together with other retailers in joining the ‘Distributor Take Back Scheme’. Through this scheme, we have paid towards the provision of improved recycling facilities for our customers.
Recycling facilities are now available for all customers at which you can deposit your old electrical products. Producers of these appliances will then ensure that deposited items are taken away and recycled.
Where To Dispose Of Electrical Equipment? - Local Recycling Facilities
To find your nearest recycling point for electrical appliances you can use the postcode finder at
Can I Recycle My Appliance?
All new electrical products that can be recycled will carry the 'crossed out wheelie bin' symbol on the packaging, instructions or on the product itself.
For advice on all aspects of recycling, including recycling of WEEE, please visit
Collection of Old Appliances
We also offer the collection services of old appliances on a like for like basis with new ones being delivered.
The cost of this is £12.00 per appliance.
Old appliances must be disconnected, free of food and/or water and reasonably clean ready for collection.