Collection and Recycling Arrangements in the United Kingdom
Under the UK Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations, for equipment that you buy from Vernacare after August 2005, Vernacare is required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of WEEE that your new purchase replaces, on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis.
The old equipment that your new purchase from Vernacare replaces is referred to as Historic WEEE.
Under the UK WEEE Regulations, Vernacare is also required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of any new electrical and electronic equipment that you buy from Vernacare after August 2005, when that new equipment eventually becomes waste. This is referred to as New WEEE.
Vernacare is required to provide these arrangements starting from 1 July 2007.
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We believe in being transparent with you regarding the environmental costs associated with WEEE.Our approach to sharing these environmental costs is as follows:
Vernacare pays for the costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by the WEEE Regulations;
Vernacare pays for the costs of data management and reporting to the Environment Agency to demonstrate compliance with all administrative requirements of the WEEE Regulations;
You pay for transportation of your WEEE to Vernacare's appointed recycler in the UK.
Vernacare has established a recycling contract with the European Advanced Recycling Network (EARN) and will cover any costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the equipment on arrival at the EARN facility in the UK. All New WEEE that arises from the purchase of Vernacare products is classed as non-hazardous waste and does not contain Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) to class it as hazardous WEEE. As the waste holder, it is your responsibility to confirm that the waste Vernacare equipment has not become hazardous during the product use. For example, if the equipment has become contaminated during use, please follow the recommended decontamination procedure.
It is your responsibility to arrange and pay for costs of collection and transportation to the recycler. To request collection and transport of WEEE, please use the following link:
For further information please contact EARN directly by email:
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To comply with the UK Duty of Care Regulations the transport of your waste to the recycler must be accompanied by suitable documentation. You must also keep a signed copy of this documentation for two years.
In order to meet this requirement and to enable EARN to identify Vernacare equipment upon arrival at the recycler's address, please download the Recycling Label for British Customers. Complete the label with your company details and attach it to a suitable box for transport to EARN.