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Dawsons Music - EC Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment


The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2006 (known as the WEEE Regulations) came into force in the UK in July 2007. The purpose of the Regulations is to prevent and reduce the amount of electrical and electronic equipment being land filled. It does this by placing an obligation on producers to pay for the recycling and recovery of their products when they reach the end of their life. This promotes re-use, recycling and recovery of the materials and avoids hazardous materials contained within electrical and electronic equipment going to landfill.

Electrical or electronic equipment is any product that relies on an electric current or battery to perform its primary function, for example a television, toasters or a mobile phone.

All new products covered by the WEEE Regulations will have a crossed out wheelie bin symbol displayed on the product or on the packaging if it is a very small item. Older products will have no symbol but they can be recycled too. The aim of the symbol is to encourage householders to separate from the household waste and recycle it when it reaches the end of life.

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Dawson Music Ltd trading as Dawsons is a registered producer under the WEEE Regulations, registration number WEEE/JJ0060TU and members of the WEEE producer compliance scheme Electrolink, who discharge the producer obligations on our behalf.

Distributors supplying new electrical or electronic equipment (EEE) have to ensure that waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) from private household can be returned to them free of charge on a one-to-one basis providing that the WEEE returned is of equivalent type to and has fulfilled the same function as the new EEE purchased.

As a distributor of WEEE musical equipment, we must facilitate the take-back of household WEEE from UK consumers and we have decided to fulfil our obligations in this area by offering a free in-store take back scheme.

How to return your WEEE

As soon as you have purchased a relevant product from Dawsons, either return your old equivalent item to one of our stores or alternatively please email weee@dawsons.co.uk with your invoice number, name, address and the WEEE product that you wish to return free of charge to us, to dispose of safely. We will then arrange collection, allowing you to return the WEEE product to us at a time convenient for yourself.

Alternatively as a private householder you can take any old household WEEE items that you wish to dispose of to your local civic amenity site for recycling.

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Published 12th July 2012