Regulatory Compliance

UK WEEE Regulations

  • The United Kingdom published regulations, which came into force 2nd January 2007 (SI 3289/2006), requiring all companies that place electrical equipment on the market to take financial responsibility for the recovery and recycling of electrical equipment at end of life. Any Producer (manufacturer, seller or importer) who puts electrical and electronic equipment on the market in the UK has Producer responsibility obligations based on the type and quantity of the electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). There are different requirements for household WEEE and that which is sold business to business (B2B).
  • The WEEE symbol on a product or on its packaging indicates that the product must not be disposed of with general household waste. Instead, it is the consumer’s responsibility to dispose of their waste equipment at a designated collection point so that it can be recycled. The separate collection and recycling of WEEE at the time of disposal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment.

  • As a producer of electrical equipment, Bactest® ensures all products subject to the WEEE Regulations are compliant with the WEEE marking requirements. Such products are marked with the “crossed out wheelie bin” WEEE symbol in accordance with European Standard EN 50419.

Bactest’s Obligation

All WEEE that Bactest sells is classed as B2B. This means that should any customer wish to dispose of an electrical product supplied by Bactest then it may be returned free of charge to us for disposal. If this service is required, please contact the head office on +44 (0) 1223 422312 to arrange collection.

All products must be decontaminated prior to collection. If you are unsure of how to do this, please contact the Bactest head office on +44 (0) 1223 422312