What it is
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive means that suppliers of electric/electronic equipment, like high street shops and internet retailers, must allow consumers to return their waste equipment free of charge.
Under these regulations, E-Channel Partners Limited trading as GetGeared.co.uk offers you free take-back of your electrical/electronic items on a like-for-like basis, when you buy a new electrical/electronic product from us. For in-store purchases, please bring your old item with you for us to recycle when you are purchasing your new item. For online purchases, you need to reply to our email order confirmation, stating that you wish to return an old item based on the item you just purchased from us, and we will provide you with a FreePost returns address and returns number. Under WEEE regulations a copy of these returns and their disposal is kept by the company.
Why we do it
Many electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and the environment. If you do not recycle, electrical equipment will end up in landfill where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination – harming wildlife and also human health.
To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is now marked with a crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with the crossed out wheeled bin symbol) in your bin.