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As a responsible retailer we at operate the Mackay Electrical Exchange Program (MEEP) in line with the Waste and Electronic Equipment Regulation 2013 (WEEE).

When you purchase a new version of any electrical item from us you have the opportunity to send your original version to us to be disposed of using the appropriate environmentally friendly method.

For example, should you purchase a Bosch hand drill from us you may send your old hand drill, whatever the make, to us and we will arrange disposal.

All you need to do is pay for the transport cost should you wish to send the item via mail services.

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.

Should you wish to participate in the program please contact us prior to arranging delivery, in person or otherwise to:

Mackays of Cambridge,

85 East Road,





01223 517000

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.

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) 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,