From March 2014 retailers are obliged to take back WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) and Waste Battery from members of the public free of charge. This new EU directive ensures that all historic WEEE products are collected, treated and disposed of in an environmentally sound manner.
How do I know if my product is covered?
Look out for this symbol:
If the symbol shown here is found on any of your goods, it means that the product is covered by the WEEE Regulations
How do I return my old product?
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is taken back free of charge on a one-forone, like-for-like basis. Waste batteries including rechargeable batteries are taken back free of charge. You are not obliged to make any purchase when returning old batteries. Each local authority must also accept household WEEE and small batteries free of charge at its recycling facilities. All WEEE and waste batteries must be recycled and should not be placed in any of your household wheelie bins. Make sure you always recycle all your old electrical goods and batteries.
AutoAir will take back WEEE on a one-for-one like-for-like basis. Where you have notified us within 15 days of purchase, we will arrange collection of a similar product i.e. you have purchased a laptop from AutoAir, we will collect and recycle your old laptop. Please contact our customer service team within 15 days of receipt of your order to arrange collection. Note that we require proof of purchase before a collection will be arranged.
You can also dispose of WEEE and waste portable batteries free of charge at your local recycling centre. Visit www.recyclefree.ie for a list of WEEE sites near you.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and waste batteries must never be placed in your waste disposal or recycling bins. WEEE is taken back free of charge at our warehouse on a one-for-one like-for-like basis. There is a bin for small batteries at our collection point. Local authority civic amenity facilities also take back WEEE and waste batteries free of charge. WEEE and waste battery recycling is free.
What are the Environmental Management Costs?
Each item will be associated with a product category, e.g. large household appliances, electronic and electrical tools, etc, which will determine the EMC that applies. All products that incur an EMC, will clearly display the EMC along with the item price both before and after the EMC is applied. The following list outlines some of the EMCs that apply to different product categories:
For more information about WEEE please visit www.weeeireland.ie
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