Recycling Old Electrical Appliances - Allsop Electrical

The Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive (2002/96/EC) has been put in place to recycle products using the best available recovery and recycling techniques to minimize the impact on the environment.

When you buy an appliance from Allsop Domestic Appliance Sales Ltd we will recycle your old machine FREE OF CHARGE.  This works on a one for one, like for like, basis.

When you buy your new appliance from us just bring your old one back to our store and we will take it off your hands and recycle it for FREE. Please read the terms and conditions that apply.

Alternatively we can collect your old appliance on delivery of your new one. Please see the table below for any charge that may apply.


Appliance Type

Transport Fee per Item

Washing Machine / Dishwasher / Cooker / Tumble Dryer / Oven / Hob / Hood / Microwave / Vacuum Cleaner / Spin Dryer


Fridge / Freezer / Fridge Freezer / Chest Freezer








Remember that delivery on all products we sell with-in 20 miles of Ashbourne, Derbyshire is FREE!


The Crossed out Wheelie Bin Symbol

 Appliance recycling _ Allsop Electrical Advice pagesThis symbol means that a product is classed as Electrical or Electronic Equipment (EEE) and SHOULD NOT be disposed of with other household or commercial waste at the end of its working life, but disposed of in accordance with the WEEE Directive. It is important to remember that some older electrical equipment may not have this symbol on it, however it is still subject to the requirements of the WEEE Directive.


Hazardous substances

Many items of Electrical or Electronic Equipment (EEE) contain amounts of one or more of the following hazardous substances: lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants.

These substances can be very detrimental to the environment if not treated correctly.

Since 1st July 2006 the use of these substances in new EEE is restricted to certain levels and is regulated under the RoHS directive. 

The separate collection of Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) from other forms of waste is necessary in order to aid its environmentally sound recovery, diversion away from landfill and enable it to be recycled and any hazardous substances treated in order to minimize the impact on the environment.

WEEE should not be disposed of with any other forms of waste because this prevents recovery and recycling of re-useable materials, it also allows untreated hazardous substances which are harmful to the environment into landfill waste sites.  

How you can help!

Here are a few things you can do help reduce the environmental impact of WEEE: If you have an appliance that still works but is no longer required you could donate it to a re-use charity many of  which make second hand appliances available at a reduced price.

Make sure that when you dispose of WEEE that you return it to the store where you have purchased the replacement from (providing that the store offers in-store take back) or take it to your local civic amenity site for safe disposal.


Terms & Conditions of In Store Take Back.

You are only entitled to FREE disposal of your old appliance if you purchase your new appliance from Allsop Domestic Appliance Sales Ltd.

Old appliances are only taken back on a one for one basis.

The Appliance that you are disposing of must be of an equivalent type or fulfill basically the same function as the new appliance that you have purchased, e.g. an old washing machine for a new washing machine, an old refrigeration appliance for a new refrigeration appliance.

You are NOT entitled to FREE disposal of an appliance if this is not the case, e.g. disposal of an old fridge if you buy a new cooker or an old dishwasher if you buy a new vacuum cleaner.

If you have any doubts about the appliance you wish to dispose of please contact our office for ore information.

The Appliance that you are disposing of must be delivered to our premises at: Ashleigh, Dog Lane, Hulland, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 3EH during our opening hours of 9.00am - 5.30pm Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 1.00pm Saturday & closed/by appointment only on Sundays (except bank holidays).

On delivery you must report to the office before unloading and produce the receipt for the new appliance(s) you have purchased. Your appliance must NOT contain any other waste and must be in one piece unless agreed by Allsop Domestic Appliance Sales Ltd in writing prior to delivery. You must deliver your old appliance(s) within 28 days of the invoice date of the new appliance you have purchased from us.