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The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) controls the way old electrical equipment is disposed of, reducing waste and promoting recycling.
It is designed to:
The WEEE directive is legally binding and sets strict criteria for WEEE items:
Smoke detectors are radioactive and must be pre-treated, with the radioactive element removed BEFORE they are disposed of via a WEEE route:
Legislation clearly states the radioactive element in smoke detectors MUST be removed before treatment.