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Recycling your old Electronic or Electrical Equipment (EEE)

If you are based in the UK and are buying a new electronic or electrical item directly from our website, you can recycle your old electrical product with us.

If you're buying a new electrical item, we will recycle your old one for free.


Why recycle?

Unwanted electrical equipment is the UKs 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 can help

We are pleased to offer our customers the chance to recycle their old electrical items.  You can arrange to send your old item to our UK Service Centre and we will ensure it is responsibly recycled without any processing charges.

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

WEEE crossed out wheeled bin symbol

What is WEEE?

Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment, the WEEE Directive requires countries to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of these items.  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. Those establishing their own take-back scheme must as a minimum offer all customers buying new electrical equipment free take back of their old electricals on a like-for-like basis.

In the UK, Audio-Technica are registered to a WEEE compliance scheme (registration number: WEE/CD0057TS) with provider Repic Ltd. You can find more information about WEEE recycling and locate your local recycling centre at