MigTigArc Recycle Policy (WEEE Regulations)

Under the Waste and Electrical and Electronic Equipment regulation 2006 statutory instrument 2006 No 3289, we are pleased to accept the return of your old welding machine when purchasing a like-for-like new welding machine.

Unwanted electrical equipment is the UKs fastest growing type of waste, and sending to landfill causes lead and other toxins can leak out and cause soil and water contamination, harming wildlife and human health.

Fortunately, many electrical items can now be repaired or recycled. That’s why we’re offering free recycling on a like-for-like-basis - so when you buy a new item from us, we will make sure your old model is taken care of.

If you are not sure whether your electrical item can be recycled, have a look for the crossed-out wheelie bin symbol on the packaging, or on the item itself. If the symbol appears on the replacement item, this is also an indication that the old model should be recycled.

The Directive

The Waste Electrical or Electrical Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires countries to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of waste electricals. In the UK, that means retailers like us must offer all customers buying new equipment free take-back for their old electricals.

For more information on recycling electricals go to www.recyclenow.com .

Please be aware of the following conditions:

  1. Before returning old equipment please confirm to us in writing with the full details of the machine you intend to return, including Brand and Model. Also, provide details by which method you intend to return it to us, such as a carrier, Royal Mail, etc. at your cost.
  2. The old equipment must be returned to us no later than 28 days after the purchase of the new equipment.
  3. Please be aware that we must keep records of returned old machinery, so please include your new machine invoice number with the returned old equipment.

We are striving to be a more environmentally friendly company and wish to see all old welding equipment disposed of correctly, avoiding incorrect methods of disposal, such as dumping, using standard wheelie bins, etc.