At Oranges and Lemons we recommend recycling equipment that has become uneconomical to repair. Unwanted electrical equipment is the UK’s fastest growing type of waste. Many electrical items can be repaired or if not, can be recycled.
The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires countries to maximize separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of these items. In the UK, retailers must provide a system which allows all customers buying new electrical equipment the opportunity to recycle their old items free of charge.
As a responsible retailer, we have met the requirements placed on us by financially supporting the national network of WEEE recycling centres established by local authorities. This is achieved through membership of the national Distributor Take-back scheme (DTS).
As a member of the Distributor Take back Scheme (DTS), Oranges and Lemons has made a financial contribution toward the development of a UK wide network of collection points at which our customers can deposit Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) for recycling. (REG302225). We’re proud to support our local authority Wandsworth in providing local recycling facilities for electrical equipment.
The nearest general Recycling point to the shop is:
Household Rubbish Re-use & Recycling Centre
If you would prefer another location this link will help you locate your nearest recycling facility.
Of course many of the companies we deal with still offer parts for ageing equipment and it is often still worth repairing where possible. If you have any doubts about whether an item is worth repairing or whether you should recycle it please give us a call.
If all else fails, you may be surprised with what some classic Hi-Fi equipment sells for on eBay, - there are plenty of enthusiasts out there!