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Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

WEEE

The EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires all Member EU countries to maximise the separate collection, reuse and recycling of WEEE. The UK WEEE Regulations (derived from this Directive) applies to all Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) placed on the market in the UK covered by the scope of these Regulations. Under the UK WEEE Regulations, “Producers” are required to mark all relevant EEE with a “crossed-out wheelie bin” symbol to remind consumers not to discard WEEE in the domestic waste stream. *Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare Ltd / Drive DeVilbiss Sidhil Ltd encourages all of its customers to make note of this symbol and avoid putting any WEEE into domestic waste bin(s) or container(s).

*Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare Ltd / Drive DeVilbiss Sidhil Ltd supports the reuse and recycling of WEEE as there are several environmental benefits of doing so, such as: Reduction of raw material and energy usage, prevention of landfill, prevention of hazardous and/or toxic materials present in some WEEE contaminating the environment. As a Producer under the UK WEEE Regulations, *Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare Ltd / Drive DeVilbiss Sidhil Ltd complies with its Producer Obligations by being registered as a Member of the WeeeCare Compliance Scheme; our WEEE Producer Registration Number *WEE/EK0554ZV / WEE/FB0399UU

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare Ltd and subsidiary companies also offer to take back any Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment when we supply new EEE on a like for like basis directly to end users. End users can contact our Customer Care team on 0845 0600 333 so that we can record and agree the necessary arrangements for the return, proper treatment and recycling of the WEEE.

  

Batteries

DDS do not come under the scope of the batteries legislation because they purchase batteries from UK suppliers.

The UK Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009 cover batteries and accumulators placed on the market in the UK.

  1. Automotive batteries - These are batteries start a vehicle or power lights in a vehicle. Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare Ltd do not provide this type of battery onto the UK market.
  2. Portable batteries - These are sealed batteries weighing less the 4kg that are not automotive or industrial batteries. As a producer of portable batteries, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare Ltd complies with its producer obligations by being registered as a Member of the BatteryBack compliance scheme.
  3. Industrial batteries - These are batteries designed exclusively for industrial or professional use; or power an electric or hybrid vehicle; or is unseal but not automotive. As a producer of industrial batteries under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare Ltd produce rechargeable sealed lead-acid batteries, valve regulated lead-acid batteries and valve-regulated, gelled-electrolyte batteries. We are obliged to take back free of charge, waste industrial batteries supplied to an end user for treatment and recycling. We are required to do this in any calendar year we place new industrial batteries on the market.

If any of our customers or in certain cases other end users, require us to take back Industrial batteries, they should contact our Customer Care team on 0845 0600 333. We will agree the necessary arrangements for the return, proper treatment and recycling of the waste industrial batteries. Our Battery Producer Registration Number is BPRN06223

 

Packaging

The DDH group is registered under the packaging obligation regulation. DDS are listed subsidiaries of the DDH Group.

The Waste Packaging Regulations cover packaging placed on the market in the UK. Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare Ltd complies with its Producer Obligations by being registered as a Member of the PackCare Compliance Scheme. Our Packaging Producer Registration Number is NPWD248919.