Recycling (WEEE Regulations)

You can now recycle your old electricals with us.

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

We can help recycling bin

We are pleased to offer our customers the chance to recycle their old electrical items.

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. We are also obligated under the Consumer Information Obligation (CIO).  Companies 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.

 Within our Timpson stores, this applies to Gate and Garage Door Remotes    

Find more information on WEEE recycling, and locate your local recycling centre, at

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