WEEE Regulations

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (or WEEE) Regulations are now UK law. All European member States and the UK have agreed to reduce the amount of WEEE that is being disposed of in landfill sites. It is important that the amount of WEEE sent to landfill sites is reduced because:

WEEE can contain hazardous substances. When left in landfill sites the hazardous substances in WEEE can pollute soil and contaminate water supplies. This contamination can damage human health and the environment.

Some WEEE can be reused or recycled. The amount of landfill space available in the UK is decreasing. If we can keep WEEE out of landfill sites it means there is more landfill space available for non-recyclable waste.

Distributors of new Electric and Electronic Equipment (or EEE) have a part to play in reducing the amount of WEEE going into landfill sites.

KT-TEK LTD are “doing our bit” under these regulations by offering our customers take-back of their WEEE on a like-for-like basis when they buy a new Electrical or Electronic product.

If you bought a new Computer, Laptop, Computer Hardware or Peripherals from KT-TEK LTD, we would accept your old Computer, Laptop, Computer Hardware or Peripherals on a “like for like basis” and prevent them from going into a landfill site by either disposing of it correctly or refurbishing the system for donation. If you would like to make use of our WEEE service please email us at returns@kt-tek.com

Alternately, you can sell your older hardware, on other websites, to make a little money back or donate the parts to a friend, family member or someone in need. Doing this will also help prevent WEEE from entering landfills and will help protect the environment.

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