WEEE & Recycling
Why recycling at transtec?
transtec's main endeavour in the development and production of products is to please its customers. You should receive a product from transtec that is manufactured in an environmentally-friendly manner that is safe and energy-efficient in use and that can be disposed of safely and without damaging the environment.
During product manufacturing, we can directly control that the materials and components used fulfill these criteria. We unfortunately cannot directly influence how the product is disposed of, the customer must return the product separately to ensure a correct and clean disposal.
Recycling benchmarks at transtec
On a European level based on the WEEE guidelines (2002/96/EG guideline from the European Parliament and the board from January 27, 2003 about the electrical and electronic equipment law), the manufacturer is required by law to provide a free-of-charge return for customer's old equipment. Following the enactment into British law, transtec is obliged to register the company and to mark all new equipment with a symbol (slashed rubbish bin).
In Britain, the manufacturers have registered their company by the Old Electrical Equipment Register (EAR) and recorded their sales volume. Depending on their market share in the relevant product category, the manufacturers receive from EAR a collection obligation notice from the local collection points.
transtec is registered under the WEEE Reg.No. WEE/DF0080UV at EAR.
Return procedure and information
Equipment from private households (B2C)
In compliance with the national enactment of this law, transtec equipment from private households can be handed into the local collection points free-of-charge from March 2006. As this return policy differs from one local authority to another, we recommend contacting your own local authority for more details (rubbish disposal regulations, disposal calendar and more).
Equipment from other areas than private households (B2B)
From March 24, 2006 onwards, all old electrical and electronic equipment that was put into circulation after August 13, 2005 can be returned by commercial customers to the manufacturer or a supplier named by this manufacturer.
In the event the customer wants transtec to collect the equipment, the costs for collection and transportation are calculated individually based on current market prices and invoiced to our business customers. The costs for recycling and disposal are covered by transtec and are free-of-charge for our business customers.
A separate (deviating) regulation with commercial customers is possible from March 24, 2006 onwards.
For old transtec equipment which fulfills the obligations stipulated above and is marked with the slashed rubbish bin, the following delivery point applies: