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Recycling and WEEE Regulations

What is WEEE?

  • The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations (2006 No. 3289) (WEEE) is a new UK legislation designed to address the environmental impact of waste electrical and electronic equipment.
  • The regulations have been put in place to ensure that products are recycled using best available treatment, recovery and recycling techniques to ensure human health and high environmental protection.
  • Both The Regency Chess Company and our customers can assist in recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment.
  • We cannot recycle it unless you return it, so our customers have an important role to play in helping us to recycle.
  • The Regency Chess Company will undertake their responsibility as a Distributor to dispose of these goods in line with European legislation.

How do I know if my product is covered?

Please Look out for this symbol


WEEE Symbol

How do I recycle my old products?

  • This symbol means that you can return waste electrical equipment to the Regency Chess Company when you are purchasing a new product from us under our distributor obligations.
  • When you have finished with a WEEE product, please do not put in your domestic waste bin, as it will not be recycled.
  • Please contact us at recycling@regencychess.co.uk to arrange a convenient time for you to deliver the old item back to us (at no cost to you).
  • Please quote your order number and describe the item that is to be recycled.
  • Please give details of the Pick-up address and convenient times for collection.
  • Please carefully package any item for collection in advance to avoid transit damage.
  • We will then deal with the waste product in an environmentally responsible manner, at no cost to you.
  • Please Note that the product has to be like for like (e.g. a chess clock for a chess clock).

The RoHS Directive

The RoHS Directive, also known as EU Directive 2002/95/EG, came into affect on July 1st, 2006.

The RoHS directive mandates that electrical and electronic products put into the European market within EU states shall contain restrictive levels of the following substances:

  • Lead (Pb)
  • Cadmium (Cd)
  • Mercury (Hg)
  • Hexavalent Chromium (Cr6+)
  • Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB)
  • Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE)

The Regency Chess Company is fully committed to comply with the RoHS Directive. If you have any queries, please contact us.