Consumer recycling of household electrical equipment

With effect from July 2007 the UK’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment regulations require that all producers of electrical equipment are obliged to pay for recycling of household electrical goods, where previously this was met by councils or not recycled at all.  These regulations also require that all retailers both actively assist in delivering a UK wide WEEE collection infrastructure and encourage the participation of consumers in recycling electronic equipment.

So that you can get your waste electrical goods recycled, Kitchens Cookshop has contributed towards a national fund to assist local authorities to further develop their existing waste electronics collection facilities, which in turn enables producers of this equipment to meet their obligations.

Not all council sites are suitable to collect all types of waste electrical goods.  Find your nearest participating site (including other collection facilities that may not be operated by the council) and for advice on all aspects of recycling at home.

Electronic waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams and much of it can be recycled and resources recovered to make new consumer goods.  All electrical items sold now carry the ‘crossed out wheelie bin’ symbol to remind consumers of the collection methods available.  To ensure your waste electrical items don’t contribute to damaging the environment please visit and recycle today.

EU Batteries Directive

This directive is a scheme to increase the recycling of disposable batteries.  At Kitchens we are required to offer an in-store take-back of the type of batteries we sell.  Each store has a collection box for customers who visit our stores.  Customers who do not visit our stores are encouraged to recycle batteries using their local recycling schemes. You'll find more information here.