Recycling

Recycle your old electricals with us……
If you’re buying a new electrical item, we will recycle your old one for free.
Please do not throw electrical equipment (including those items marked with the crossed out wheeled bin symbol) in your bin.
This is because:

  • Unwanted electrical equipment is the UKs fastest growing type of waste.
  • Many electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and the environment.
  • If we 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 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. As a responsible retailer, we have met the requirements placed on us by offering all customers buying new electrical equipment free take-back of their old electricals on a like-for-like basis in our store. Unwanted items should be returned within 28 days of purchasing your new product.

For our Irish customers, WEEE and waste batteries can also be returned to your local civic amenity site free of charge. The following link will shows you how to find the civic amenity site closest to you where you can recycle your WEEE, Batteries and Light bulbs, https://www.weeeireland.ie/household-recycling/where-can-i-recycle/.

Waste Battery Regulations

Under the Waste Battery Regulations, Wonderland Models are now offering a take back scheme for all portable waste batteries. You can return your waste batteries to our business premises in person (PLEASE DO NOT POST).
Alternatively, you can find your local waste portable battery recycling facility at www.recyclenow.com
Most supermarkets and shops that sell batteries will have collection bins for used batteries, and some town halls, libraries or schools may also set up collection points. End-users may find stores in their local area more accessible.

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is taken back free of charge on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis. Waste batteries including rechargeable batteries are taken back free of charge. You are not obliged to make any purchase when returning old batteries. Each local authority must also accept household WEEE and small batteries free of charge at its recycling facilities. All WEEE and waste batteries must be recycled and should not be placed in any of your household wheelie bins. Make sure you always recycle all your old electrical goods and batteries.