Recycling

Weee Regulations

WEEE Regulations for disposable of Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment Regulations (2006 No.3289) Please note that under the above WEEE Regulations, Pantiles Cameras offer a free like-for-like Take Back Scheme where you, the consumer, can drop off like-for-like electrical goods against recent purchases. These goods will be sent to our Royal Tunbridge Wells branch where they will be disposed of using a local WEEE approved recycling company.

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive) aims to minimize the impact of electrical and electronic goods on the environment, by increasing re-use, recycling and reducing the amount of WEEE going to landfill. It seeks to achieve this by making producers responsible for financing the collection, treatment, and recovery of waste electrical equipment, and by obliging distributors to allow consumers to return their waste equipment free of charge.

All both stores will offer a free take back service, all you need to do is drop them off within one month of purchasing a replacement item and we will do the rest.

Alternatively if you cannot reach one of our stores, you can post them to our Royal Tunbridge Wells branch.

WEEE Wheelie Bin Symbol

WEEE Wheelie Bin Symbol

In the European Union, this symbol indicates that when the final user wishes to discard the product it should not be discarded in household waste streams, but rather be sent to appropriate facilities for recovery and recycling. By not discarding this product along with other household-type waste, the volume of waste sent to incinerators or landfills will be reduced and natural resources will be conserved.

 

Battery Take Back Scheme

Battery Take Back Scheme

Under the Waste Battery Regulations, Pantiles Cameras are now offering a take back scheme for all portable waste batteries. You can return your waste batteries to our store in person (please do not post). Alternatively, you can find your local waste portable battery recycling facility at www.recyclenow.com. Most supermarkets and shops that sell batteries will also have collection bins for used batteries, and some town halls, libraries or schools may also set up collection points.

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