Delivery & Recycling
Buying a kitchen appliance should be a simple, stress-free experience and that’s exactly what you get when you buy from Appliancentre. Our staff are fully trained to identify the perfect product for your needs and fully equipped to install your appliance for a small fee.
Integrated kitchen appliances are extremely popular, thanks largely due to the way they’re able to make full use of the available space. However, they can be tricky to install, as your measurements need to be spot on for everything to fit properly. Should you find that your new kitchen appliance doesn’t fit as you’d expected, we will offer you a full refund, so you don’t need to panic.
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Preparing For Our Visit
Our expert team will take care of everything when they arrive at your home, but there are a few things that you can do to make things go more smoothly. For example, if you’re having a product installed that will need connecting to either the electricity, gas or water mains, please make sure that your supply is easily accessible and that there’s plenty of room through which to move your appliance without obstruction.
Please contact us today to find out more about our installation service and the costs involved.
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Recycling (WEEE) Directive
Our team recycles more than 1000 products every day and each one is disposed of adhering to the WEEE directive. We recycle for free and only ever charge for the cost of transporting the item to be disposed of. We also provide our disconnection service when having a cooker or TV installed as standard and the majority of our customers choose to pay a small extra fee to disconnect other types of appliance.
We’re a responsible retailer too, as every single new item of electrical or electronic equipment we sell can be recycled, with each one displayed the familiar recycling symbol seen on the right. We’ll also accept electrical and electronic products that don’t bear this mark and gladly attempt to recycle it to the best of our ability.
The Benefits of Recycling
The recycling of unwanted electrical goods is better for the environment, as it prevents lead and other toxins present to contaminate the soil and groundwater. When this occurs it can have a devastating effect on wildlife, their natural habitats and also to us humans, especially when these goods are disposed of irresponsibly near populated areas.
In this disposable age we live in, it’s easy to forget that many electrical items can be either recycled or repaired, rather than just thrown away. Doing so helps to preserve natural resources and prevents the environmental catastrophe that occurs when they find their way to landfill.
Since they became law in the UK back in 2013, WEEE regulations strictly govern how electronic and electrical goods can be disposed of, with recycling taking a central role. More information can be found on these regulations in the Government Guidance Notes published by the Department for Innovation & Skills.
The Importance of WEEE
More than 40% of WEEE is comprised of kitchen white goods, however, there are also large amounts of IT and home entertainment electronics, with more than 2 million TVs discarded each year. Other small household appliances and tools like hairdryers, kettles and electric drills are disposed of in large numbers.
Further information on the WEEE Regulations 2013 can be found in the Government Guidance Notes produced by the Department for Innovation and Skills.
Electrical goods like TVs and cookers contain a variety of materials, such as metal, glass, plastics, ceramics and precious metals, as well as hazardous materials like arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury - posing an obvious risk to health. Exposure to these toxins can happen easily, which is what makes the WEEE directive so important.
At Appliancentre, we offer a collection service on a like for like basis, meaning that if you were to buy a washing machine from us, we’d install it and take away your old one. It’s then sent to an official recycling centre to be recycled. Please note that when dealing with refrigeration appliances, there may be a small charge and please do remember to defrost and empty your appliance of water before we arrive.
We are proud to be eco-friendly retailers and to support this great initiative.