Alpine Cooling (UK) Ltd  PRN WEE/AF0052TQ

Compliance with the UK WEEE Regulations

Alpine Cooling (UK) Ltd is classed as a producer with respect to EEE for ‘users other than private households’ under The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013. Regulation 12 (1) places an obligation on Alpine Cooling (UK) Ltd to finance the costs of treatment,
recovery and environmentally sound disposal of waste electronic equipment (WEEE) from our customers where that WEEE:

(I) Is composed of equipment sold to our customers before 13th August 2005 and is being replaced by products from Alpine Cooling (UK) Ltd of the same type or that performs the same function.

(II) Is composed of Alpine Cooling (UK) Ltd equipment purchased by our customers after 13th August 2005

However, Regulation 12 (2) allows these responsibilities to be passed on to end users through contractual terms and this option has been taken by Alpine Cooling (UK) Ltd (please refer to Clause 12a  of our Standard Terms and Conditions).

For clarity, where customers wish to dispose of WEEE that is:

  • composed of equipment purchased before 13th August 2005 but that is not being replaced by equipment of the same type or that performs the same function then the customer retains responsibility for disposal under The Environmental Protection (Duty of Care) Regulations 1991.
  • composed of equipment purchased after 13th August 2005, then the original producer of the equipment retains responsibility for financing the costs of the collection, treatment, recovery and environmentally sound disposal – subject to the provision that this responsibility has not been
  • passed on to the customer through any contractual terms of the original purchase contract.