With effect from July 2007, the UK's Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations require that all producers of electrical equipment are now obliged to pay for recycling of household electrical goods, where previously this bill was met by councils or items were 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, we have contributed towards a national fund to assist local councils to further develop their existing waste electronics collection facilities, which will in turn allow producers of this equipment to meet their obligations.
Not all council sites are suitable to collect all types of waste electrical goods but to find out 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, please visit www.recycle-more.co.uk.
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. To remind consumers of the collection methods available which in turn allow recycling to take place, all electrical items sold now carry the 'crossed out wheelie bin' symbol.
View details on Waste Management Act 1996 for Southern Ireland
We recycle old Batteries
Toys R Us accepts all forms of portable batteries for recycling at every UK store. For more information on which batteries can be accepted, please go to www.recycle-more.co.uk This website will also provide information on how batteries are recycled as well as other locations around the UK where you can deposit batteries safely. Further information on battery recycling can be found on www.recyclenow.com