The RoHS directive prohibits the sale of electronic equipment containing certain hazardous substances such as lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls ("PBB") and polybrominated diphenylethers ("PBDE") above certain minimum levels in the European Union.
The EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires all Member EU countries to maximise the separate collection, reuse and recycling of WEEE. The UK WEEE Regulations (derived from this Directive) applies to all Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) placed on the market in the UK covered by the scope of these Regulations.
Under the UK WEEE Regulations, “Producers” are required to mark all relevant EEE with a “crossedout wheelie bin” symbol to remind consumers not to discard WEEE in the domestic waste stream. Argosy encourages all of its customers to make note of this symbol and avoid putting any WEEE in your domestic waste bin(s) or container(s).
Argosy supports the reuse and recycling of WEEE as there are several environmental benefits of doing so, such as: Reduction of raw material and energy usage, prevention of landfill, prevention of hazardous and/or toxic materials present in some WEEE contaminating the environment.
As a Producer under the UK WEEE Regulations, Argosy complies with its Producer Obligations by being registered as a Member of the WeeeCare Compliance Scheme and obtaining the WEEE Producer Registration Number – WEE/DJ1333XT
As a B2B Producer under the UK WEEE Regulations, Argosy allows for end users of EEE placed on the market in the UK to return WEEE back to us for free of charge recycling if (1) the WEEE (was originally placed on the UK market as EEE before 13 August 2005, irrelevant of the original manufacturer) and has been replaced on a like-for-like basis with brand new EEE supplied by us; or (2) if the WEEE was originally placed on the UK market as EEE by us after 13 August 2005.
Such WEEE can be returned in one of the following ways:
If you would prefer us to collect your WEEE from your premises, please contact us as there will be a transport charge for such WEEE from your premises and delivery of such WEEE to an Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF). The charge will only cover the cost of transportation and handling and will not include any cost in relation to the treatment or reprocessing of WEEE as defined by the Regulations.