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Environmental Policies & WEEE

At Hayes Garden World, we have been working hard to improve and negate the impact that we have on the environment. We are delighted to share with you some of our results for 2011/2012. We are constantly working hard to improve these percentages and are always on the lookout for new ways to make our business greener.

Electrical Waste Recycling - WEEE

If you’re purchasing a new electrical item, we will recycle your old one for free!

Why Recycle?

Unwanted electrical equipment is the UK’s fastest growing type of waste. Many electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and protecting the environment. Without recycling, electrical equipment will end up in landfill sites where hazardous substances can leak out and cause soil and water contamination – harming both wildlife and human health.

How we can help...

For any electrical item you purchase from us, we’ll recycle your old equivalent item for free. Just bring your old item, and the receipt for your new purchase, into store and and speak to a member of our team within 28 days.

You can also return your waste electrical items to us by post or courier. Unfortunately we cannot cover postage or transport costs, but you can contact us on 015394 33434 or on [email protected] and arrange to send your items back to us. 

Returned items must be on a like-for-like basis, so if you buy an electric barbecue from us we can only accept a waste electric barbecue. 

Alternatively, you can take your old electrical items to your nearest participating Local Authority Civic Amenity site. Find yours by entering your postcode here

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires UK distributors to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of WEEE. UK distributors (including retailers) are required to provide a system that allows all customers buying new electrical equipment the opportunity to recycle their old items free of charge. As a responsible retailer, we have met these requirements by offering all customers buying new electrical and electronic equipment the chance to return their old electricals on a like-for-like basis.

Crossed out Wheelie Bin Symbol

To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is now marked with a crossed-out wheelie bin symbol. Please don’t throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with the crossed-out wheelie bin symbol) in your bin.

Wheelie Bin

WEEE Regulations and Battery Recycling

We are happy to recycle household (portable) batteries free of charge. Simply bring your waste batteries into store and speak to a member of our team or look out for the special battery box when visiting us. 

We can accept rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries such as AA, AAA and button cell batteries, as well batteries from larger devices such as mobile phones and laptops.

You can also find local recycling points for your old batteries on, type your postcode into the recycling bank locator to find the nearest one.