Got this emailed through a while ago...
Disposal of Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment – The WEEE Regulations
If you bought equipment before 13 August 2005, and are going to replace it with new equipment
then the producer of the new equipment is responsible for the collection, treatment and recycling of
the old equipment, regardless of whether they were the original manufacturer.
If you bought the equipment before 13 August 2005 and are not replacing it, then you are
responsible for financing and arranging treatment in accordance with the WEEE regulations and
existing waste management legislation.
If you bought the equipment after 13 August 2005, then the producer of the equipment is
responsible for its collection, treatment and recycling when you eventually dispose of it, regardless of
whether it is being replaced or not.