Batteries & Recycling
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations
We offer our customers the option to return old electrical and electronic products (WEEE items) on a like-for-like basis when you buy an equivalent item from us. This applies to items that contain electrical or electronic components. For example, if you buy an electronic weather station from us, we will be delighted to take back from you your old electronic weather station and arrange the correct waste disposal of the unit, including correct handling of the electronic components, thus protecting the environment from unnecessary electronic or electrical waste.
An item can be passed to us either at the point of purchase, or within 28 days thereafter. If returning afterwards you will need to show your proof of purchase of the new item. You can do this at one of our shops, or by post to our head office address, Nauticalia Ltd, Ferry Lane, Shepperton, TW17 9LQ either in person or by post/carrier company. Customers wishing to return a WEEE item must pay for any costs incurred in returning the item to us.
Information on WEEE
Please do not throw electrical equipment (including those items marked with this symbol) in your bin.
This is because:
- Unwanted electrical equipment is the UKs fastest growing type of waste.
- If you do not recycle electrical items they will end up in landfill where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination - harming wildlife and also human health.
- The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires EC member countries to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of these items.
Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations
Under the Waste Battery Regulations, Nauticalia now offer a take back scheme for all portable waste batteries. You can return your waste batteries to our head office address, Nauticalia, Ferry Lane, Shepperton, TW17 9LQ, in person during normal office hours. Please do not post such items.
Alternatively, you can find your local waste portable battery recycling facility at www.recyclenow.com. Most supermarkets and larger electrical shops that sell batteries will often have collection bins for used batteries, and some town halls and libraries may also have collection points. Most council waste transfer sites (“the tip"/ “the dump”) have battery recycling.