You can now recycle your old electricals with us

If you’re buying a new electrical item, we will recycle your old one for free

Why recycle?

Unwanted electrical equipment is the UKs fastest growing type of waste. Many electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and the environment. If you do not recycle, electrical equipment will end up in landfill where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination harming wildlife and also human health.

We can help

We are pleased to offer our customers the chance to recycle their old electrical items. Please return you unwanted items to:

Kenable ltd
WEEE Returns
Sandwash Close
Rainford Ind. Estate
St Helens
WA11 8LY

The consumer is responsible for return postage To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is now marked with a crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with the crossed out wheeled bin symbol) in your bin. weee_logo.gif

What is WEEE?

The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires countries to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of these items. In the UK, distributors (including retailers like ourselves Kenable Ltd) must provide a system which allows all customers buying new electrical equipment the opportunity to recycle their old items free of charge. Those establishing their own take-back scheme must as a minimum offer all customers buying new electrical equipment free take back of their old electricals on a like-for-like basis. Find more information on WEEE recycling, and locate your local recycling centre, at

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) kenable is fully committed to comply with the RoHS Directive. If you have any queries, please contact us.

    Registered Address:
    Kenable ltd
    Sandwash Close
    Rainford Ind. Estate
    St Helens
    WA11 8LY

  • Alongside these directives that Kenable are legally obliged to comply too, we have developed our own environmentally friendly systems throughout the company. Kenable recycles 90% of the waste generated on site. All cardboard waste is either reused in repackaging or recycled by an external company. We try to restrict buying of new cardboard boxes to a minimum, reusing as much as we can and only sending the cardboard to the recycler that is no longer fit to use.

    Battery Directive Take back Information

    What is the Batteries Directive?

    This directive sets out clear guidelines for the collection, treatment and recycling of waste industrial, automotive and portable batteries. All batteries are required to be labelled with the appropriate battery label. 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

    How can I do my bit as a customer?

    If you were to place your waste batteries in the household waste, these batteries would not be recycled and would continue to pollute the environment. By participating in sending back your waste batteries, they can be treated and recycled in accordance with the directive. Both Kenable and our customers can assist in recycling batteries. We cannot recycle it unless you return it, so our customers have an important role to play in helping us to recycle. Customers are not required to make a purchase from to be able to dispose of your waste batteries. Kenable will undertake their responsibility as both a Producer and a Distributor to dispose of these goods in line with European legislation Please note: this service only applies to householders and not businesses

    How do I know if my product is covered?

    Look out for this symbol:

    If the symbol shown here is found on any of your goods, it means that the product is covered by the Batteries Regulations

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    How do I recycle my old batteries?

    Under the Waste Battery Regulations, kenable are now offering a take back scheme for all portable waste batteries

    When you have finished with a battery product, please do not put in your domestic waste bin, as it will not be recycled

  • Please return in person to:
    Sandwash Close
    Rainford Ind. Estate
    St Helens
    WA11 8LY
    (please do not post).
  • We will then deal with the waste product in an environmentally responsible manner. Alternatively, you can find your local waste portable battery recycling facility at Most supermarkets and shops that sell batteries will have collection bins for used batteries, and some town halls, libraries or schools may also set up collection points. End-users may find stores in their local area more accessible. Please be aware that we cannot accept waste batteries sent back via an unregistered waste carrier or by normal post. If waste batteries are received back via an unregistered waste carrier, our warehouse will be instructed to reject them.

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