WEEE Take Back:
GO PLANET GO OPERATES A TAKE-BACK SERVICE UNDER THE UK WASTE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC WASTE (WEEE) REGULATIONS 2006
Many items of WEEE contain materials that in time could cause damage to the environment if disposed of with general household waste.
The European WEEE Directive has been put in place to reduce this potential environmental damage by making producers of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) responsible for the costs of its environmental disposal.
The UK Regulations place a responsibility on retailers that sell EEE to householders to provide information to their customers on their options for the disposal of WEEE.
Go Planet Go has decided to offer the option of providing free take-back of WEEE from its customers. This means that we are obliged to accept waste electrical products back from our customers at no cost other than your postage costs provided that:
- They are of a similar nature to the product being purchased from us
- They are of an equivalent quantity to the number being purchased
- They do not contravene any Health and Safety requirements i.e. they are free from contaminants such as foodstuffs, chemicals etc.
You may therefore return waste electrical products that fulfil these requirements within 28 days of purchasing a new product from us under the above conditions provided they are accompanied by a valid receipt for the product purchased. We will accept these free of charge (other than your pstage costs) and will then ensure the products are disposed of environmentally within the requirements of the Regulations.
Under the regulations, products that fall within the scope of EEE are required to be marked by a crossed out wheely bin symbol. This signifies that the products should not be disposed of with general waste although it is not an offence to do so.
If you do not wish to dispose of your waste electrical and electronic products by returning them to us when you purchase a new product, the council provides disposal facilities for WEEE at the Civic Amenity sites in your area. These are also provided free of charge and will generally accept most types of WEEE.