Restriction of Use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
The Restriction of the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive came into operation in 2006. It bans the sale in the European Union of new electrical and electronic equipment containing more than agreed levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants.
As a responsible business, RM Frobisher (1986) Ltd is committed to recycling, minimising waste and limiting those operations which increase our carbon footprint. We comply fully with the RoHS, and WEEE regulations. We buy RoHS compliant components and keep a record of our suppliers RoHS policies. We offer an end of life collection point for WEEE products. We encourage our customers to dispose of unwanted equipment responsibly if they choose not to return them to us. We re-use all suitable boxes in packaging, while waste cardboard and paper are stored separately from general waste and taken to local recycling depots. We use returnable wooden packaging or recycable cardboard.
You can now recycle your old electrical equipment with us.
If you’re buying new electrical equipment, we will recycle your old equipment for free.
What are the WEEE regulations?
The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (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 electrical equipment on a like-for-like basis.
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 when purchasing a new item from us.
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.
What is RM Frobisher (1986) Ltd doing?
RM Frobisher (1986) Ltd is obliged under these regulations to offer our customers free take-back of their WEEE on a like-for-like basis when they buy a new Electrical or Electronic product from us.
For example, if you were to buy a new Resistance Meter from us we would accept your Resistance Meter and prevent it going into a landfill site by disposing of it safely. However you must return your WEEE item to us within 28 days of purchasing your new item.
Send your item and copy of the invoice for your new item (remember you can only return old items within 28 days of purchasing the new one!) to
RM Frobisher (1986) Ltd
Barnsley Business and Innovation Centre
Alternatively you can recycle any waste electrical or electronic item at your local WEEE recycling depot!
For full details please contact your local authority or visit www.recycle-more.co.uk
Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)
RM Frobisher (1986) Ltd does not inport 'articles' from outside the European Union or does not import 'articles' in sufficent quantites to require it to register them under the REACH regulations or directives.