WASTE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT (WEEE) ANNEX
The information in this WEEE Annex is supplied in satisfaction of Acer's obligations under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/3113) (the "Regulations"), which governs the laws on the disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).
The following terms apply to WEEE from 'private households' only. In accordance with the Regulations, this also includes WEEE from commercial, industrial, institutional and other sources which, because of its nature and quantity, is similar to that of private households. For further information on the classification of WEEE from private households, please click here.
1 Instructions for Disposal of Waste Equipment by Users in Private Household
1.1 The following symbol (a wheeled bin with a cross through it), when located on the purchased product or on its packaging, indicates that this product must not be disposed of with your other household waste.
1.2 This symbol reminds you of your responsibility to dispose of WEEE by handing it over to your nearest local recycling centre, public collection day, electrical retailer and bulb exchange store. Waste portable batteries can be recycled at your local newsagent.
1.3 The separate collection and recycling of WEEE helps to conserve natural resources and ensure that it is disposed of in a manner that protects human health and the environment.
1.4 For more information about where to find your nearest local recycling centre, public collection day, electrical retailer and bulb exchange store, please click on the links below:
2 Potential effects on the environment and human health as a result of the presence of hazardous substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE)
2.1 Unwanted EEE is the UK’s fastest growing type of waste. Improperly recycling EEE poses a number of health risks that need to be adequately managed. This is because of the materials within WEEE which can be hazardous when exposed.
2.2 Many electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and the environment. If not properly recycled, WEEE will end up in landfill where hazardous substances may leak and cause soil and water contamination, harming wildlife and human health.
3 Acer's obligations under WEEE
3.1 Acer has certain responsibilities when selling EEE. This includes providing a way for its buyers to dispose of their old household electrical and electronic equipment when selling the consumer a new version of the same item.
3.2 In satisfaction of this requirement, Acer must:
- provide a free, in store, take back serviceto your customers; or
- set up an alternative, free take back service.
Please contact our call centre at +44 (0)3717601020 for further information.
3.3 Acer encourages owners of EEE to responsibly recycle their equipment when it is no longer needed.
4 List of categories of EEE covered by the Regulations from 1 January 2019
- Large household appliances
- Small household appliances
- IT and telecommunications equipment
- Consumer equipment and photovoltaic panels
- Lighting equipment
- Electrical and electronic tools (with the exception of large-scale stationary industrial tools)
- Toys, leisure and sports equipment
- Medical devices (with the exception of all devices that are expected to be infective prior to end of life and active implantable medical devices)
- Monitoring and control instruments
- Automatic dispensers.
For a non-exhaustive list of types of EEE which fall within the categories listed above please click here.
5 Products that are excluded
Excluded products are:
- equipment designed to be sent into space
- large scale stationary industrial tools
- large scale fixed installations
- transport for persons or goods, excluding electric 2 wheeled vehicles which are not type-approved
- off-road mobile machinery only for professional use
- equipment designed only for research and development use and only available via B2B
- implantable medical devices
- medical devices that are expected to be infective at end-of-life