Each EU Member State now has a legal obligation to minimise the disposal of WEEE in landfill sites.
The broad aim of the WEEE regulations is to address the environmental impacts of electrical and electronic equipment when it reaches the end of its life.
We all have a responsibility to contributing to the reuse, recycling and other forms of recovery of WEEE under these Regulations
Over 75% of waste electrical goods end up in landfill, where lead and other toxins contained in the electrical goods can cause soil and water contamination which can lead to negative effects on human health and the environment.
Electrical and Electronic Equipment that was made after 13th August 2005 should display the crossed-out wheelie bin symbol on the packaging or product. The purpose of the symbol is to encourage householders to dispose of their WEEE separately from household waste.
As a distributor we are committed to reducing the amount of WEEE that goes in to land fill. ARBICO COMPUTERS LIMITED have joined the Distributor Take-back Scheme (DTS) which means that we have contributed to a central fund to help improve local recycling centres.
You can return your WEEE to your local recycling centre. You can find information regarding recycling centres on www.recycle-more.co.uk.