Battery & WEEE information
Where can I recycle my used Portable Batteries?
Under the Waste Battery Regulations, Poundland are now offering a take back scheme for all portable waste batteries. You can return your waste batteries to your nearest store, your nearest store may be found here http://www.poundland.co.uk/store-finder/
Alternatively, you can find your local waste portable battery recycling facility at www.recyclenow.com
Most supermarkets and shops that sell batteries will have collection bins for used batteries, and some town halls, libraries or schools may also set up collection points. End-users may find stores in their local area more accessible.
Where can I recycle my Old Electricals (WEEE)?
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
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 on a like for like basis.
For example, if you purchased a new toaster from Poundland we would accept your old toaster back and prevent it going into a landfill site by disposing of it safely. Please call us within 28 days of purchasing your new item(s) in order to return your old waste electrical item(s), please have your proof of purchase ready when calling. Our Customer Service team will then send you pre-addressed packaging for return of your item (s).
Please call us on 0333 234 1877
To recycle waste electrical products
Please remember like for like only!
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 www.recyclenow.com