Recycle with Us
Tapstore.com have a responsibility to the environment and we would like to encourage you to help by recycling your waste electrical goods Please help us to minimize the effect we have on the environment by recycling your waste electrical goods. To see the Tapstore.com policy on recycling your old electrical products, please visit WEEE.tapstore.com for advice on all aspects of recycling, including recycling of waste electronic equipment, please visit the recycle more website where you can find out the locations of collection points near to you.
Tapstore.com offers a collection service for your waste electrical goods which you are welcome to use.
We will arrange to collect from you any replaced electrical and recycle the goods for the cost of collection. From UK Mainland addresses this currently £15.00 (excluding some post codes). If you would like to use this service then please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone on 0845 0645907 and we will be happy to advise you of the exact collection costs and arrange the collection for you.
Alternatively you can get details of your nearest electrical waste recycling point by clicking here
Q, What is WEEE?
A, WEEE is the Waste electrical and electronic equipment directive.
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive is now UK law. The legislation aims to make producers pay for the collection, treatment and recovery of waste electrical equipment. The regulations also mean that suppliers of equipment like high street shops and internet retailers must allow consumers to return their waste equipment free of charge.
The amount of WEEE we throw away is increasing by around 5% each year, making it the fastest growing waste stream in the UK.
Much of the UK’s WEEE ends up in landfill, where the lead and other toxins it contains can cause soil and water contamination. This can have a harmful effect on natural habitat, wildlife and also human health.
Many electrical items that we throw away can be repaired or recycled. Recycling items helps to save our natural finite resources and also reduces the environmental and health risks associated with sending electrical goods to landfill.
Distributors of new Electric and Electronic Equipment (EEE) have a part to play in reducing the amount of WEEE going into landfill sites.
Tapstore.com and our associated websites are obliged under these regulations to offer our customers free take-back of their WEEE on a like-for-like basis when they buy a new Electrical or Electronic product from us. For example, if a customer bought a new electric shower or pump from us we would accept their old Electric shower or Pump and prevent it going into a landfill site by disposing of it safely. Customers must return their WEEE item to us within 28 days of purchasing their new item.
Under the WEEE Regulations, all new electrical goods should now be marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol shown below:
Goods are marked with this symbol to show that they were produced after 13th August 2005, and should be disposed of separately from normal household waste so that they can be recycled.