Amica offers free WEEE collection service for retailers

Electrical retailers and distributors can save hundreds of pounds a year by taking advantage of a new free WEEE collection scheme, set up by kitchen appliance manufacturer Amica.

Amica is offering electrical retailers and distributors a free collection and disposal service for electrical products, and will also collect any associated packaging for recycling.

Under the arrangement, retailers will no longer be required to be members of The Distributors Take Back Service or pay fees to the organisation, which can represent a saving of around £500 a year.

Amica has joined forces with The Wastepack Group and Electrolink to set up the scheme, in which all WEEE as well as plastic, polystyrene and card packaging can be collected at the same time. Every item is then dealt with individually and in strict accordance with regulations under Wastepack’s compliance scheme.

Amica’s country manager Simon Freear said: “This scheme saves our retailers paying additional fees and also removes the hassle and time associated with compliance paperwork. Amica retailers may then choose to offer a complimentary collection and disposal service to their own customers.

“Enterprising early adopters of the scheme are also offering a collection point service for any old electrical products and all packaging for the consumer right in their own high street. This increases shop foot fall and saves unnecessary trips to local refuse centres.”

Retailers registering for the new scheme will receive all documentation to show effective and proper WEEE handling along with a range of point of sale material to promote the recycling service in store.

To find out more about the Amica Wastepack Scheme go here

Maxine Perella

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