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WEEE Recycling Directive

If you buy electrical or electronic equipment from us and you want to recycle, you can either:

  • Bring in or return your old product to our Karcher Center in Atherton
  • We can collect and recycle your old like for like equipment for free when you have your new product delivered by our own transport.

PLEASE NOTE: If your new product is being delivered directly by a carrier or from the manufacturer and not by our delivery service, it may not be possible for them to collect your old product (or to collect it without an additional charge). Please check prior to your delivery. If the manufacturer is unable to collect your old product you can bring it into our Karcher Center for free recycling.

You can now recycle your old electricals with us.

If you’re buying a new electrical item, we will recycle your old one for free

Why recycle?

Unwanted electrical equipment is the UKs fastest growing type of waste.

Many electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and the environment. If you do not recycle, electrical equipment will end up in landfill where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination – harming wildlife and also human health.

We can help

We are pleased to offer our customers the chance to recycle their old electrical items.

If you wish to recycle, we can arrange pre-addressed packaging to be sent with your order for return to our Center. Postage or carriage costs will be the responsibility of the consumer. Alternatively, go to for a full list of local recycling centres.

To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is now marked with a crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with the crossed out wheeled bin symbol) in your bin.

What is WEEE?

The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires countries to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of these items. In the UK, distributors (including retailers) must provide a system which allows all customers buying new electrical equipment the opportunity to recycle their old items free of charge. Those establishing their own take-back scheme must as a minimum offer all customers buying new electrical equipment free take back of their old electricals on a like-for-like basis.

Find more information on WEEE recycling, and locate your local recycling centre, at