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WEEE Guidance

The EC directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) (SI 2006 no 3289) became law in the UK on the 1st July 2007.

The Directive aims to minimise the impact of electrical and electronic goods on the environment, by increasing re-use and recycling and reducing the amount of WEEE going to landfill.

Eaton Electrical Systems products produced since 13th August 2005 have been marked with a crossed out wheelie bin underlined with a thick black line -

Crossed out wheelie bin underlined

Eaton Electrical Systems is responsible for the treatment, disposal and wherever possible recycling of all products produced since that date.

Eaton Electrical Systems has registered as a producer of Non Household WEE, its responsibilities under the Waste Electrical and Electronic (Producer Responsibility) Regulations 2006 will be discharged on its behalf by Lumicom Ltd, under the Lumicom compliance scheme.

Our WEEE producer registration number is WEE/AB0073UQ

Lumicom Member

In compliance with the legislation Eaton Electrical Systems will also accept back for disposal through Lumicom on a like for like basis any Historic WEEE of any manufacture (Products produced before 13th August 2005, identified by the lack of the thick black line under the crossed out wheelie bin).

This applies where new Eaton Electrical Systems products have replaced the equivalent amount of historic WEEE products. If any Historic WEEE is to be returned this must be advised prior to our acceptance of the order and a method and period agreed for the return of this waste.

Lamps are not the responsibility of Eaton Electrical Systems, but are the responsibility of the lamp manufacturer marked on the lamp. Most lamps are returned via the Recolight Scheme at www.recolight.com.

Batteries are not in their own right considered as WEEE, and in many cases have been replaced through life. Lumicom offer a simple chargeable collection scheme for these at www.lumicom.co.uk.

Industrial Batteries – Mains/Emergency Lighting

As a producer of industrial batteries under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, we Eaton Electrical Systems produce Valve Regulated Lead Acid “PB”, Nickel Cadmium “NiCad” (Dry cell), Nickel Metal Hydride and Lithium Iron Lu-ion batteries. We are obliged to take back free of charge, waste industrial batteries supplied to an end user for treatment and recycling. We are required to do this in any calendar year we place new industrial batteries on the market. If any of our customers or in certain cases other end users, require us to take back Industrial batteries, they should contact Lumicom on their website www.lumicom.co.uk. They will agree the necessary arrangements for the return, proper treatment and recycling of the waste industrial batteries and charge Eaton Electrical Systems for their service.

Industrial Batteries – Central Battery

As a producer of industrial batteries under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, we Eaton Electrical Systems produce Valve Regulated Lead Acid “PB” and Nickel Cadmium “NiCad” (Wet Cell) batteries. We are required to do this in any calendar year we place new industrial batteries on the market. If any of our customers or in certain cases other end users, require us to take back Industrial batteries, they should contact us at LightingServiceUK@Eaton.com along with the filled out form. We will agree the necessary arrangements for the return, proper treatment and recycling of the waste industrial batteries.

Lumicom Certificate - Eaton Electrical Systems

All products returned must have their lamps and any batteries removed before return, as these items reduce the ability of a lighting product to be recycled due to pollution.

To arrange disposal of any products under this scheme please contact Lumicom.