Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive?

As a responsible retailer, the Ashmolean Shop is committed to helping the Government meet its targets under new EU legislation known as The Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive which is now in force. This is designed to help local authorities, businesses and households make better use of old electrical goods by recycling as much as possible and preventing items which may contain hazardous substances going to landfill.

If you purchased a new battery powered product from our website and want us to dispose of a similar old product for you, please return the old item in person or by post within 30 days of your purchase to the following address.

Ashmolean Shop
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street

You will be required to show proof of purchase (i.e. the dispatch note accompanying your order) for the new product. Products which are covered by the WEEE Directive are identifiable by a crossed out wheeled bin symbol which must now be shown on goods placed on the market after 13 August 2005.