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WEEE Compliance

WEEE - Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment Directive

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive) was introduced into UK law in January 2007 by the Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment Regulations 2006. The WEEE Directive aims to reduce the amount of electrical and electronic equipment being produced and to encourage everyone to reuse, recycle and recover it.

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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.

How does Lowden Guitars support WEEE?

As a retailer and producer of electrical & electronic goods, we conform to all WEEE regulations. When purchasing a new Lowden electric guitar, we encourage you to take advantage of our dealers’ take-back schemes and return unwanted electrical goods to them at time of purchase. If you purchase electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) directly from us, we will dispose of any equivalent waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) free of charge on a like-for-like basis.

E.g. If you purchase a new pick-up from our store, we will safely dispose of your old unwanted pick-up free of charge.

How do I return my WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) to Lowden Guitars?

If you have made a purchase online please contact our web team within 7 days of purchase to arrange collection of your unwanted product. They can be reached on +44 (0) 28 4461 9161 or 

Please have your name, address and order number ready.

The WEEE Directive applies for Lowden products under 

  • Category 4 - Consumer equipment (radios, hi-fi, musical instruments, videos, camcorders, etc.)

What does the crossed out wheeled bin symbol mean?

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.