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WEEE - Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Buy a new Dyson product online at www.dyson.co.uk and where possible we’ll pick up and recycle your old equipment for free.

As part of our commitment to recycling and the WEEE initiative, Dyson will recycle your old equipment for free when you buy a new Dyson product from our online store at www.dyson.co.uk.

When placing an order for your new Dyson product, all you need to do is let us know that you would like us to collect your old equipment. Dyson can collect your old vacuum cleaner free of charge from the UK mainland and dispose of it in an environmentally friendly way. It really is that simple.

Terms and conditions

Free collection is only available when a new Dyson product is purchased through www.dyson.co.uk. The offer only applies to upright or cylinder machines and excludes all accessories and spares. Collection services are only available from the UK mainland.

WEEE Directive FAQ

What is the WEEE directive?

Free collection is only available when a new Dyson product is purchased through www.dyson.co.uk. The offer only applies to upright or cylinder machines and excludes all accessories and spares. Collection services are only available from the UK mainland.

What does the WEEE directive mean?

The WEEE directive is a European law that imposes obligations on all EU member states with the aim of minimising the impact of electrical and electronic goods on the environment. It requires a high level of collection (including separate collection) of WEEE for treatment, recovery and environmentally sound disposal;, so that the amount of WEEE going into landfill is reduced dramatically.

How will the WEEE directive work?

All manufacturers like Dyson are responsible for the disposal of end-of-life electrical goods in an environmentally friendly way.

When does it come into effect?

It came into effect in the UK on 1st July 2007. It had been phased into other European countries over the previous 2 years or so.

Why is this happening?

Over our lifetime each one of us throws away an average of 3.3 tonnes of electrical goods. To preserve our environment we need to look at ways of becoming more sustainable.

What is Dyson doing towards this?

Our products may contain hazardous material that can have a negative impact on health and the environment if it is not disposed of properly. We are committed to the safe recovery of WEEE we produce, and are part of the largest compliance scheme, called REPIC (Recycling Electrical Producers Industry Consortium). REPIC is helping us and other major electrical manufacturers to achieve the WEEE objectives. If you purchase a Dyson upright or cylinder directly from us we can collect your vacuum and recycle it for you. Dyson is also a member of the Distributor Take-Back Scheme, through which retailers fund facilities for the collection of waste electrical equipment.

What do I have to do?

Nothing at the moment. But when the time comes to replace your old electrical equipment, you can take it to a designated collection facility (DCF) in your area for recycling. And if you purchase a Dyson product directly from our online store at www.dyson.co.uk we will collect your old vacuum cleaner and recycle it for you.
Visit www.recycle-more.co.uk to find your nearest DCF.

What do I do with my old Dyson?

You can take it to your nearest designated collection facility, or if you purchase a new upright or cylinder vacuum directly from Dyson’s online store we can make arrangements to collect your old one when we deliver your new machine.

Wheelie bin image

The Crossed out Wheelie Bin symbol

Electrical and Electronic Equipment that was made after 13th August 2005 should display this symbol on the packaging or product. Do not dispose of the product in the general waste stream. Either send the product to be repaired and reused or recycle it at your nearest recycling centre.

REPIC eBatt Compliance scheme

The REPIC eBatt Compliance scheme is designed to encourage recycling of waste batteries by manufacturers. Dyson is a member of this scheme, with the following registration number:

Battery Produce Registration Number
Dyson Limited - BPRN00316