We take our responsibility towards the environment seriously here at Miles
Tool and Machinery Centre. Wherever possible we work to ensure that our impact
on the environment is reduced by improving our energy efficiency, reducing
carbon emissions and considering our use of resources carefully, for example
through use of recycled packaging from sustainable forests. We are also pleased
to be able to offer our customers the chance to recycle their old electrical
items through the WEEE Directive.
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 electrical equipment on a like-for-like basis.
Find more information on WEEE recycling, and locate your local recycling centre,
Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) ‘Take Back’ Scheme
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. For example, if a new
drill is purchased, we will accept your old drill to dispose of in an
environmental way if returned within 28 days of the purchase of the new item.
Any returns will be accepted either in person in our shop or via the post.
However, the customer is responsible for any postage costs incurred in the
process. All electrical returns for recycling should be packaged securely and
Recycling Department (WEEE)
Miles Tool and Machinery Centre
Unit 18 Oxford Road
On receipt of your item we will log it on our records and then dispose of it
environmentally. 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.
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
Batteries should never be put in household waste or recycling bins; we also help
our customers by accepting used batteries when purchasing replacements and
making sure that they are disposed of correctly.
As a company, where possible we are committed to the reuse of waste packaging,
cardboard and pallets and recycle all unusable cardboard, glass, toner
cartridges, spare parts and metals. Most of the packaging we use to dispatch
goods can be recycled. If you visit our store, we are very happy to provide a
plastic carrier bag if you need one. Please reuse our bags as often as possible
and when you have finished with it, please ensure that it is disposed of
Miles Tool and Machinery Centre endeavour to reduce waste wherever possible by
thinking about the environmental impact of our actions. Non essential documents
and emails will not be printed. We will ensure that all printing and
photocopying is done on double-sided paper. Scrap paper will be used in
printers, fax machines and for taking messages.
Our company ethos and eco credentials ensures that we aim to only sell tools
where spare parts are available, encouraging sustainability through repairing
rather than throwing away. We also support the quality ideal of only selling
well known branded power tools and accessories that outlive the cheaper
alternatives and increase the life of the tool.
Miles Tool and Machinery Centre will seek to minimize the use of energy in its
activities. For example, lights and equipment will be switched on only when
needed and not out of routine.
Our environmental performance will be regularly monitored and we are continually
seeking ways to ensure continuous improvement in this field through ongoing
staff training, performance targets and regularly policy reviews.
Date: 05 May 2011