WEEE – Recycle with us

If you’re buying a new camera from us, we will recycle your old one for free on a like-for-like basis.

Why recycle?

Unwanted electrical equipment is the UK and Europes 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 can help

We are pleased to offer our customers the chance to recycle their old electrical items. We can dispose of your old items in the following ways:

Take-back at our office locations

All Y-cam offices are capable of taking back your old electrical items, simply bring them to our offices during opening hours with proof of your new purchase and your old item, we will take care of the rest.

Posting back to our office locations

You can mail your old item to us, simply address it to WEEE at any of our office locations.

Local Recycling center

At the end of this product’s useful life you can dispose of it at an appropriate recycling collection point in your area.

To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is now marked with a crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with the crossed out wheeled bin 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. 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. Those establishing their own take-back scheme must as a minimum offer all customers buying new electrical equipment free take back of their old electricals on a like-for-like basis.

Find more information on WEEE recycling, and locate your local recycling centre, at www.recyclenow.com

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