WEEE POLICY STATEMENT Policy statement by Socom Tactical LTD in respect of The Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013 (WEEE). As a supplier operating Business to Business, we are committed to the protection of the environment & recognise that the above regulation plays an important part in minimising the impact of waste on the world which we live in. The regulation aims to recycle & make good use of the materials that make up old electrical & electronic equipment at the end of its useful life. Furthermore, it aims to prevent the negative environmental impact of sending this type of equipment to landfill.
The equipment that is subject to the WEEE regulation is marked with a crossed-out wheelie bin logo denoting that is should not be disposed of as landfill waste. Customers wishing to dispose of their existing equipment in accordance with WEEE, should advise us at the time of placing orders for new equipment. A disposal charge will be applied. All price lists & quotations exclude end of life disposal charges. Sales orders are accepted on the basis that customers accept full liability for the disposal of used WEEE equipment unless we are informed in writing at, or before, the point of placing orders.
Failure to do so will mean the customer is deemed to have accepted this responsibility. Socom Tactical is happy to undertake collection & disposal of equipment in accordance with the WEEE regulations on a chargeable basis. Where a Socom Tactical product is supplied to an EU member state other than the UK, the local importer or distributor should make arrangements according to local requirements.
Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive is now UK law. The legislation aims to make producers pay for the collection, treatment and recovery of waste electrical equipment. The regulations also mean that suppliers of equipment like high street shops and internet retailers must allow consumers to return their waste equipment free of charge.
The amount of WEEE we throw away is increasing by around 5% each year, making it the fastest growing waste stream in the UK.
- Much of the UK’s WEEE ends up in landfill, where the lead and other toxins it contains can cause soil and water contamination. This can have a harmful effect on natural habitat, wildlife and also human health.
- Many electrical items that we throw away can be repaired or recycled. Recycling items helps to save our natural finite resources and also reduces the environmental and health risks associated with sending electrical goods to landfill.
Distributors of new Electric and Electronic Equipment (EEE) have a part to play in reducing the amount of WEEE going into landfill sites.
Socom Tactical is obliged under these regulations to offer our customers free take-back of their WEEE on a like-for-like basis when they buy a new Electrical or Electronic product from us.
For example, if a customer bought a new battery, Charger or AEG from us we would accept their old battery, charger or airsoft and prevent it from going into a landfill site by disposing of it safely. Customers must return their WEEE item to us within 28 days of purchasing their new item.
Under the WEEE Regulations, all new electrical goods should now be marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol.
Goods are marked with this symbol to show that they were produced after 13th August 2005, and should be disposed of separately from normal household waste so that they can be recycled.
Please speak to our staff member when placing your order for details
THE WASTE BATTERIES AND ACCUMULATORS REGULATIONS 2009
UK Battery Directive
WHAT IS THE BATTERIES DIRECTIVE?
- This directive sets out clear guidelines for the collection, treatment and recycling of waste industrial, automotive and portable batteries.
- All batteries are required to be labelled with the appropriate battery label.
- The regulations have been put in place to ensure that products are recycled using best available treatment, recovery and recycling techniques to ensure human health and high environmental protection.
HOW DO I RECYCLE MY OLD BATTERIES?
- Portable Batteries (e.g. Lipo / NIMH ) can be returned in person to: 70 Reading Road South, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 3FL – (PLEASE DO NOT POST due to fire risk)
- Portable Batteries can also be recycled at a local council site – please contact them directly for further information.
- For further information on recycling please visit WWW.RECYCLENOW.COM