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WEEE Directive

Under the European Union WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive, applicable goods shipped after 13th August 2005 (marked with the crossed out wheelie bin symbol shown on the right) must be disposed of in a manner which minimises the impact of electrical and electronic goods on the environment, by increasing re-use and recycling and reducing the amount of WEEE going to landfill.

Implementation of the Directive into law is the responsibility of each individual Member State but in all cases, it is the responsibility of 'the producer' of the goods to ensure the goods are disposed of in accordance with these regulations at the end of their life. The producer is defined as being either the manufacturer of the goods (if sold in the country of manufacture) or the importer of the goods into the Member State in which they are sold. 

In the case of SIGNAL RECOVERY the position is as follows: 

Sales to end-users in the UK and Republic of Ireland
As we are the manufacturer or importer of the goods, we are also responsible for their disposal. We have registered with the UK Environment Agency and have been given a unique Producer Registration Number (Lloyd Instruments Limited WEE/KJ0050TZ). When the time comes, disposal of appropriate equipment will be via an approved not-for-profit organisation called B2B Compliance (our membership number under this scheme is 7120313 and is in the name of Lloyd Instruments Ltd). The customer should contact them directly to arrange for disposal at no cost to the customer. B2B Compliance can be contacted directly by telephone on +44 (0) 1691 676 124. 

Please note that our obligation is only for goods sold after August 13th 2005. We are only responsible for disposal of goods prior to that date if we are replacing the goods like-for-like.

Sales direct to end-users in other European Union Member States
Since the responsibility lies with the importer of the goods into each Member State, in this case it becomes the end-user's responsibility to dispose of the goods according to the regulations of that Member State. This applies irrespective of whether or not we have an Agent/Representative operating on our behalf in the territory (but Distributors are different - see below). Note that SIGNAL RECOVERY has no obligation to dispose of these goods.

Sales made via our distributors in other European Union Member States
Since the Distributor is the importer of the goods, the disposal of the goods becomes their responsibility according to the regulations of their own Member State. Note that SIGNAL RECOVERY has no obligation to dispose of these goods.