Unwanted electrical equipment is the UK’s fastest growing type of waste.
When disposed of incorrectly, unwanted electrical items will end up in landfills where hazardous substances will leak out. These harmful substances will then cause soil and water contamination, significantly harming both wildlife and human health.
Any electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources, and protecting our environment.
Electrical equipment that can be recycled is marked with a crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. To help reduce unwanted electrical waste, never throw any electrical equipment, including those marked with the crossed out wheeled bin symbol, in your bin.
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires EU Member States to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of WEEE. In the UK, distributors (including retailers) are required to provide a system which allows all customers buying new electrical equipment the opportunity to recycle their old items free of charge.
As a responsible retailer, Beko plc have met the requirements placed on us by financially supporting the national network of WEEE recycling centres established by local authorities. Find out more about WEEE recycling.
Beko plc has responsibility both as a retailer and a producer. As a responsible producer we work with a Producer Compliance Scheme (REPIC) and finance the collection and treatment of WEEE when it is disposed of by consumers at waste collection or civic amenity sites.