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  What should I do with my old Sky Set Top Boxes?  
  Old Sky Set Top Boxes should not be disposed in general waste. Instead they should be collected separately and sent for specialist treatment and recycling. Sky fully supports recycling of electrical and electronic equipment and offers free take-back or postage of waste Sky electrical and electronic products.

Householders or businesses can send old or redundant Sky Set Top Boxes back to Sky for recycling, free of charge. Please place equipment in appropriate packaging, include a note that equipment is for recycling and address package to:

 
  Sky Accessories
FREE POST RLUT-GCLR-LBXK
Unipart Technology Logistics
Unit G Swift Park
Old Leicester Road
Rugby
CV21 1DZ

 
  Alternatively householders can take old or redundant Set Top Boxes to their local Designated Collection Facility. If you are a UK customer, please go to www.recycle-more.co.uk for details of locations. Alternatively, if you are a Republic of Ireland customer, please go to www.weeeireland.ie for details of locations.

Businesses are not permitted to take Set Top Boxes to local Designated Collection Facilities.

Lastly, you can give old or redundant Sky equipment to your Sky engineer during your next service call.
 
     
  Why should I recycle my old Sky Set Top Boxes?  
  Waste electrical and electronic products contain hazardous substances which can have a negative impact on the environment and human health if they are disposed of incorrectly. Recycling electrical and electronic products also helps to recover valuable resources which therefore reduces the need for raw materials. Sky’s products are being marked with a crossed-out wheelie bin symbol as we want to encourage the separate collection of our waste electrical and electronic products.

By collecting waste electrical and electronic products separately, Sky can ensure they are sent for specialist treatment and recycling. Sky fully supports recycling of electrical and electronic equipment and offers free take-back or postage of waste Sky electrical and electronic products when new equipment is purchased. Products which are returned to Sky will be treated and recycled to the necessary environmental standards.
 
     
  Why can’t I put my old Sky Set Top Boxes out with my normal household recycling?  
  Waste electrical and electronic equipment can only be recycled by specialist companies. Materials collected by your general household recycling service are sent to a sorting facility where the materials are separated and sent on for recycling. These facilities are not set up to deal with waste electrical and electronic equipment.  
     
  What is the WEEE Directive?  
  The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive) is EU legislation. It aims to minimise the impact of waste electrical and electronic equipment on the environment by increasing reuse and recycling and reducing the amount going to landfill. One way of doing this is by making producers of electrical and electronic equipment responsible for financing its collection, treatment, and recovery, and for retailers of electrical and electronic equipment to allow consumers to return their unwanted equipment free of charge.  
     
  What does the crossed out wheelie bin symbol on Sky Products mean?  
  The crossed out wheelie bin symbol is used to mark products that should not be disposed with general household waste, but collected separately for reuse or recycling.  
     
  What happens to waste Set Top Boxes sent back to Sky?  
  All Set Top Boxes that are returned to Sky are treated and recycled to the necessary environmental standards.  
     
  What are Producer Recycling Fund Contributions (PRFC)?  
  If you’re in the Republic of Ireland you may have seen a PRFC cost included in advertising for electrical equipment. That’s because retailers are legally obliged to show the cost of collecting and treating waste electrical and electronic equipment, in writing, to each purchaser. So even though Sky does not pass this cost on to our customers - we pay it on your behalf - we still need to include the cost on our advertising material.

UK legislation is different. We still pay for the collecting and treatment of electrical and electronic equipment, but we don’t need to include this in our advertising.
 
     
  Packaging Waste  
  Packaging helps to protect our products before they get to you. We are working to ensure our packaging has the least impact on the environment as possible. We are aiming to reduce the amount of packaging, select sustainable packaging materials and encourage the recycling of the packaging we supply to customers.

You can help by recycling any packaging materials you receive whenever you can. Recycling stops material ending up in landfill and reduces emissions, as recycled products take less energy to make than originals.

Check out the links below for more information on recycling and to find recycling facilities near you.
 
     
  Recycle Now Website
Budget Pack Compliance Scheme Website