We know that recycling is important to you. It is important to us as well. Please make sure you dispose of your Kindle e-reader or Fire tablet and its battery in accordance with your local laws and regulations.
If you would like to know more about the EU legislation on the disposal of electrical and electronic equipment, batteries and packaging, you may find the information below useful.
To preserve, protect and improve the quality of the environment, protect health and utilise natural resources prudently, the European Union has adopted directives on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and waste batteries.
These directives cover disposal of WEEE and waste batteries because these items may contain hazardous substances which, if exposed, may have a serious detrimental effect on the environment and health. WEEE and waste batteries must be specifically collected and treated by designated local waste facility centres and by collection schemes authorised by governmental authorities.
Do not discard these items with general household waste.
Amazon has joined the following UK collection scheme for WEEE and waste batteries:
ERP UK Ltd the UK operation of European Recycling Platform (ERP).http://www.erp-recycling.co.uk/
WEEE and waste batteries can often be disposed of free of charge at local municipal collection points. For more information about where you can drop off your WEEE and waste batteries near you for recycling, please go to the online search facility of Valpak (a take-back scheme officially approved by the government) at www.recycle-more.co.uk, or (for battery recycling) to ERP's search facilities at http://www.erp-batteries.co.uk/. You can also contact your local city office, waste authority, or your household waste disposal service.
All electrical and electronic equipment must be marked with the symbol above to indicate that it is not to be disposed of with your household waste.
All batteries or their packaging must be marked with the symbol above to indicate that they are not to be disposed of with your household waste.
Amazon has joined the following UK packaging collection scheme: Synergy Compliance, http://www.synergycompliance.co.uk.
To help you identify a packaging collection facility near you, you can contact Synergy Compliance or your local city office, waste authority, or your household waste disposal service.