Hobkirk Sewing Machines

Envi­ron­mental Issues

WEEE “Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment”

What is WEEE?

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations (2006 No. 3289) (WEEE) is a new UK legislation designed to address the envi­ron­mental impact of waste electrical and electronic equipment.

The regulations have been put in place to ensure that products are recycled using best available treatment, recovery and recycling techniques to ensure human health and high environment protection.

Both Hobkirk Sewing Machines Ltd and our customers can assist in recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment.

If you return it we can recycle it, so our customers have an important role to play in helping us recycle.

Hobkirk Sewing Machines Ltd will undertake their respon­sibility as both a Producer and a Distributor to dispose of these goods in line with European legislation.

How do I know if my product is covered?

Look out for this symbol:

Hobkirk WEEE Logo

If the symbol shown here is found on any of your goods, it means that the product is covered by the WEEE Regulations.

How do I recycle my old products?

It means that you can return waste electrical equipment to Hobkirk Sewing Machines Ltd when you are purchasing a new product from us under our distributor obligations.  It has to be like for like (i.e. A sewing machine for a sewing machine).

When you have finished with a WEEE product, please do not put in your domestic waste bin, as it will not be recycled.

Please contact us on 01254 693555 to arrange a convenient time for you to deliver the old item back to us, thus we can recycle at no cost to you. Alter­natively you can use your local council WEEE recycling depot.