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Recycling

We believe that the best way to recycle is to re-use, so please forgive us if we re-use boxes, bubble wrap, and newspapers as packaging. It helps the environment and keeps our overheads down allowing us to provide our competitive prices.

BRITA WATER FILTERS

  We make it easy for you to 'do your bit' for the environment!
Now recycling cartridges is easier than ever. We are partners in the BRITA Retail Recycling scheme across the UK. Special bins have been provided in our store to deposit your used filter. To find out more about how it works and the benefits to the environment, just click here BRITACare 

ELECTRICALS
Recycling facilities are now available for all customers where you can deposit your old electrical products. This is a requirement under UK and European legislation (The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment – or WEEE – Directive). The aim of the legislation is to make good use of the materials that make up old electrical equipment by recycling rather than disposing in landfill,
prevent the negative environmental effects of sending often hazardous electrical equipment to landfill. As a conscientious business, W Hurst and Son has chosen to group together with other retailers in joining the ‘Distributor Take Back Scheme’. Through this scheme, we have paid toward the provision of improved of recycling facilities for our customers.
Customers will be able to take any old electrical equipment to participating civic amenity sites (often known as ‘household waste recycling centres’) run by their local councils. Please remember that this equipment will be further handled during the recycling process, so please be considerate when depositing your equipment. Funding collected through the Distributor Take Back Scheme has been distributed between all Local Authorities in the UK to ensure the provision of improved recycling facilities. Producers of these products will then ensure that deposited items are taken away and recycled.
Wherever practical, old electrical waste should not be disposed of with your household waste.
You can locate your closest participating collection site at Recycle-more.co.uk (please remember to have your postcode to hand).
UK households dispose of over 1.2 million tonnes of electrical and electronic waste every year. This is the equivalent of 150,000 double decker buses and would be enough to fill the new Wembley Stadium 6 times over.
Much of the UK’s electronic waste ends up in landfill sites, where toxins put communities at risk.
Failure to segregate any type of recyclable material in the home will usually result in items being disposed of in a landfill site (buried in the ground in the UK) or being incinerated. To remind you to recycle, all new electrical products are marked with a crossed out wheeled bin symbol. 

BATTERIES
Under the Waste Battery Regulations, W Hurst & Sons are now offering a take back scheme for all portable waste batteries. You can return your waste household batteries to any of our business premises in person. Alternatively, you can find your local waste portable battery recycling facility at BatteryBack.org 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.