We can save you the hassle of having to dispose of your large product yourself, we can come and take it away for recycling when we deliver. We’ll also take away all the packaging from your new product. This applies to TVs over 39″ and large TV accessories. What’s more, if you’ve chosen to have your new product installed by UK TVs Direct, we’ll disconnect it too. Please note in the event you are having a freestanding appliance installed we will not be able to disconnect and recycle an integrated appliance, you will need to contact us to book a separate service or alternatively this will need to be disconnected prior to the install taking place.
How much does it cost?
Our Take Away & Recycle service is completely free.
How do I request a free Take Away & Recycle?
To request a free recycle service simply add your item to the Basket and then on the ‘Basket/Cart’ page simply click on the Free Removal and Recycle button and it will be automatically added to your order.
Please note: If your product is being delivered directly by the manufacturer, recycling is available for replacement products only; i.e. an old television will be taken away if you’re having a new television delivered.
What we’d ask you to do
TVs over 39″ and large accessories delivered by UK TVs Direct
If you’re having your new product delivered, we just ask that you make sure your old product has been safely disconnected and is in a fit state to take away before we arrive. If you’ve added a UK TVs Direct installation service, we’ll also disconnect your old product for you.
- Built-in / integrated Televisions should be disconnected and completely removed from their housing. Please note if you are purchasing a freestanding television with installation we will not be able to disconnect and recycle an integrated television, you will need to contact us to book a separate service or alternatively this will need to be disconnected prior to the install taking place.
We certainly do not want to damage your property during collection, so in some circumstances we are not able to disconnect old televisions. Below are some examples of why we would not be able to disconnect:
- Your old television is hard wired or integrated.
- Your old television cannot be moved
More About Recycling
Since July 2007 the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations have applied. The regulations were introduced to reduce the amount of untreated waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) going to landfill, and to ensure that equipment collected separately is dealt with properly.
All new electrical and electronic equipment we sell at UK TVs Direct can be recycled. You can tell because our products include a ‘crossed out wheeled bin symbol’ like this.
Even if your old product doesn’t have the ‘crossed out wheeled bin’ symbol, the good news is we’ll gladly accept and recycle your old electrical and electronic equipment to the best of our ability.
Recycling unwanted electrical products is better for the environment. Lead and other toxins contained in electrical goods can cause soil and water contamination. This can have a very harmful effect on the natural habitat, wildlife and also human health. When situated near populated areas these toxins can cause problems to communities as their water and soil is polluted.
Many of the electrical items that we throw away can be repaired or recycled. Recycling products helps save natural resources and also reduces the environmental and health risks associated with sending waste electrical goods to landfill.
UK TVs Direct is responsible for the collection, treatment and recycling of waste batteries. Batteries we accept:
- AA or AAA batteries
- Batteries used in Remote Controls
- Batteries fixed to the motherboard of a television
Sorry, we don’t accept:
- Industrial batteries
- Automotive batteries
If you require information on how to recycle these types of batteries you should contact your supplier or your local council.