Recycling Policy

Recycling  batteries is important for a number of reasons. Batteries can contain chemicals  such as lead, mercury or cadmium. When you dispose of them with your normal  rubbish, most will end up in landfill where the chemicals they contain may leak  into the ground.  This can pollute the  soil and water and potentially harm human health.  

Recycling  also recovers some of the materials used to make batteries and these can be  used again to make other products and potentially to make new batteries.  Recycling can also save some of the earth’s  natural resources and save on CO2 emissions by reducing the need to  mine new materials. 

How to Recycle Batteries

There are many local points where you can dispose of batteries, please click here to find out where.

We are able to take back waste batteries if you would like to find out more then please give us a call and we will advise you how.

 

Why recycle electrical equipment?

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.

We can help

We are pleased to offer our customers the chance to recycle their old electrical items. If you wish to return your items either send them back to us or drop them off at the below address within 28 days of purchasing your new product.

WEEE Recycling
Communications Solutions UK Ltd
5 Woodside Business Park
Whitley Wood Lane
Reading
Berkshire
RG2 8LW

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.

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.             

Find more information on WEEE recycling, and locate your local recycling centre, at www.recyclenow.com.