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.

 

We are 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. If you purchased your new electric blanket from a shop or website other than this one, then please contact the retailer you purchased it from for further information.

 

For example, if a customer bought a new Electric Blanket from us we would accept their old Electric Blanket and prevent it 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.

 

Your old electric blanket needs to be returned to the following address and must include your name, address and the order number relating to your purchase. Although the disposal service itself is free customers wishing to return a WEEE item must pay for the cost of sending the item to us. The return address is:

 

 

Dreamland Electric Blankets WEEE
c/o Snugnights UK LLP
2 Richmond House
Parkvale Avenue
Prenton
Wirral
CH43 3HG

 

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.


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