Waste Battery Regulation.
Under the Waste Battery Regulations, Wilkinson offer a take back scheme for all portable waste batteries. You can return your waste batteries to any of our stores in person (please do not post). The collection boxes are located on the base of the battery display unit. Alternatively, you can find your local waste portable battery recycling facility at
Some town halls, libraries or schools may have collection boxes or bins for used batteries. End-users may find our stores in their local area more accessible.
The Distributor Take Back Scheme
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
Recycling your old electrical items is easy!
Recycle your electrical and electronic devices free at your local recycling centre. To find your nearest centre, visit the Recycle More www.recycle-more.co.uk website and type in your postcode.
Unwanted electrical equipment is the UK's 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're proud to support your local authority in providing local recycling facilities for electrical equipment.
To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is now marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with this 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.
How are we helping?
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. 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).