What is WEEE?

The Waste EEE Regulations 2013, came into force from 1st January 2014. There are several obligations imposed on Acorn as a producer of electrical and electronic equipment. Acorn’s compliance approach for each of these obligations is provided below.

Product Design

Acorn’s products are designed to ensure that all of our equipment can be dismantled and the components and materials are recoverable.

WEEE Marking

All Acorn’s products that are subject to the WEEE directive shipped from 13th August 2005 are compliant with the WEEE marking requirement. Such products are marked with the “crossed-out wheelie bin” WEEE symbol (shown, right) in accordance with European Standard EN50419.

Information for Customers

According to the requirement of the WEEE legislation the following user information is provided to customers for all branded Acorn products subject to the WEEE directive. “The symbol on the product or its packaging indicates that this product must not be disposed of with your other household waste. Instead, it is your responsibility to dispose of your waste equipment by handing it over to a designated collection point for the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment. The separate collection and recycling of your waste equipment at the time of disposal will help conserve natural resources and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. For more information about where you can drop off your waste for recycling, please contact your local authority, or where you purchased your product.”

Registrations and Reporting

Acorn will fulfill all legal requirements and have registered with the relevant authorities. Our unique compliance number is: WEE/GE0043SY Acorn will ensure that all information required by our compliance scheme will be provided in a timely manner.

WEEE from Private Households

If any of Acorn’s branded products are held by private households then any WEEE can be recycled via your local collection facilities. Details of these should be obtained from your local authority.

WEEE from users other than Private Households

Acorn will ensure the proper recycling of waste arising from any brand of IT equipment purchased before 13th August 2005 arising at Acorn’s customers (other than private households) from the purchase of Acorn branded product on a like-for-like basis. For Acorn products sold after 13th August 2005, Acorn will ensure the proper recycling of waste resulting from those products arising at the customer’s location within the United Kingdom. The costs of recycling described above are included in the product price as standard. The costs of collecting such waste from customers’ premises are not included in Acorn’s standard offer. However, Acorn can provide a chargeable collection service or addresses where customers can return their products. All returns must be issued with a Return Number before customers arrange for delivery of WEEE product.


In accordance with UK legislation, Acorn confirm that treatments and recycling of WEEE done on behalf of Acorn, either by a collective scheme or individually, will be carried out in accordance with the requirement of the WEEE Directive, including requirements in respect of special treatment for specific parts and overall recovery rates.

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