WEEE/Recycling Policy

Recycling your old electricals is easy!

Recycle your electrical and electronic devices free at your local recycling centre. To find your nearest centre, visit the Recycle More website and type in your postcode.

Why Recycle?

Unwanted electrical equipment is the UK's fastest growing type of waste.

Many electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and the environment. If you do not recycle electrical equipment will end up in landfill where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination – harming wildlife and also human health.

We're proud to support your local authority in providing local recycling facilities for electrical equipment.

To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is now marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with this symbol) in your bin.

What is WEEE?

The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires countries to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of these items.

How are we helping?

In the UK, distributors including retailers must provide a system which allows all customers buying new electrical equipment the opportunity to recycle their old items free of charge. As a responsible retailer, we have met the requirements placed on us by financially supporting the national network of WEEE recycling centres established by local authorities. This is achieved through membership of the national Distributor Take-back scheme (DTS).

To find more information on WEEE recycling and to locate your nearest recycling centre please visit the Recycle More website.

Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)

In order to reduce the amount of nasty chemicals/substances that are contained within electronic parts & assemblies the RoHS regulations were introduced. Whilst these only apply to the sale of finished goods rather than parts or assemblies we are still keen to do our bit to ensure that as much of our product as possible is RoHS compliant.

All our pre-made boards and modules are manufactured using lead free solder and RoHS compliant parts.

Recycling Old Circuit Boards

Printed computer circuit boards are covered by the WEEE directive in relation to ensuring effective and environmentally sound recycling of the components and reusable materials.

At Matrix we send all our old circuit boards to an authorised treatment facility where any hazardous materials are safely disposed of before separating the recyclable metallic materials, such as the copper, tin and lead.

Once the waste has been processed, we are issued with a certificate to evidence the satisfaction of our obligations under the relevant legislation.