Can I return my used electrical items and batteries for you to recycle and dispose of?

In the UK, some of our fastest growing waste comes from unwanted electrical equipment. Because of this, the Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive has been brought in, which aims to increase the amount of electrical waste that is recycled or disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.

For all of our customers, we offer the opportunity to recycle their old small electrical items or batteries with us. To do so, simply find your nearest local Menkind store here and hand your item to one of our friendly staff members who will be more than happy to help. They'll collect all items together and we'll then send them to a WEEE treatment facility in Normanton, where each item will be broken down into individual components, such as metal, plastic or glass. Each of these components are separated and recycled, so that nothing needs to be sent to landfill.

You'll know which items might need to be disposed of in this way because they'll be marked with a crossed out wheeled bin symbol - please don't throw any items with this symbol away in your bin! If you would like any additional information about this directive you can find more information here. 

If you're not near one of our stores, you can also search for your local waste portable battery recycling facility online, or contact our customer services team for a free of charge returns label.