WEEE Compliance

Terms and conditions

WEEE Compliance

Recycling – waste electrical equipment & batteries


Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)

If you’re buying a new electrical item, we will recycle your old one for free.

Why recycle?

Unwanted electrical equipment is the UKs fastest growing type of waste.

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.

How we can help

We are pleased to offer our customers the chance to recycle their old electrical and electronic items when purchasing a new item from us.

Please speak to a member of Three’s staff for details on how to dispose of your waste electrical or electronic item in store.

If you have purchased a new electrical item from our online store, click here to find out where your nearest store is.

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.

Weee recycling wheelie bin logo

What is WEEE?

The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires countries to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of these items.

In the UK, distributors (including retailers) must provide a system which allows all customers buying new electrical equipment the opportunity to recycle their old items free of charge.

Those establishing their own take‐back scheme must as a minimum offer all customers buying new electrical equipment free take back of their old electricals on a like‐for‐like basis.

Waste batteries

Why recycle?

Batteries must not be thrown away in household waste.

Recycling items helps to save our natural finite resources and also reduces the environmental and health risks associated with sending batteries landfill.By recycling batteries, you can play your part in minimising the negative effects to the environment and human health caused by the hazardous substances found in batteries.

How we can help

We are obliged under the Waste Batteries Directive to offer our customers free take-back of their waste batteries.

This includes rechargeable batteries inside mobile phones.

Please speak to a member of Three’s staff for details on how to dispose of your waste batteries in store.

Click here to find out where your nearest store is.

Alternatively, many large high street stores now provide a facility to return your old batteries for recycling.

Your local council waste site will also have facilities to recycle batteries.Visit http://www.recyclenow.co.uk where you will find information regarding recycling and also the location of your local recycling centre.

Important information when recycling batteries

Please do not attempt to remove fixed batteries from mobile phones or other equipment as they could explode or leak chemicals.

Also, please do not post batteries back to us as there is the possibility of damage and leakage which could affect the environment.