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Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) otherwise known as e-waste - is the fastest-growing waste stream within the UK, and the UK produces more WEEE waste per person than any country globally (other than Norway).

Approximately 1 million tonnes of household electrical and electronic waste is thrown away each year and it contains a variety of useful raw minerals and potentially harmful substances – all of which need to be recycled responsibly.

Since 2007, the UK has passed a law to hold producers responsible for the electrical products they import or manufacture, and Halfords is an obligated producer (WEE/FG0133ZR) who is registered with the compliance scheme: Clarity Environmental.

In addition to paying the required fees associated with recycling, we are required to uphold our responsibility by offering consumers an opportunity to return a similar electrical product as part of a sale (either at the point of sale or up to 28 days later with a valid receipt).

We are proud to be working alongside Material Focus’s campaign Recycle your Electricals, which is designed to increase awareness among consumers and improve the recycling of e-waste in the UK. We work on a like-for-like basis which means we can accept a cable for a cable, or a dash-cam for a dash-cam.

Further information to their webpage to see where your nearest location is for recycling.

Proud supporter of Recycle your electricals

Further information:

As part of product safety standards, all electrical products should contain a crossed-out wheeled bin symbol on the product. This symbolises that the waste should be managed responsibly and not thrown in general waste bins.

Further information can be found via the government page here.

Battery recycling 

Batteries should not be disposed of in general household waste, instead, they should be collected separately to ensure the correct treatment and recycling of the substances they contain. Battery recycling ensures the recovery of these materials and prevents any potentially harmful effects on both the environment and human health.

How Halfords can help you with recycling batteries

We want to make it easier for everyone to recycle their batteries. Speak with our colleagues who will help place these in our correct bins. This service is free of charge and can be used even if no purchase is made. This is in addition to our well-established collection and recycling of lead-acid car batteries.

Batteries are identified with a crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. Underneath this symbol, there will be a chemical symbol, if the battery contains more than 0.0005% mercury (Hg) or more than 0.002% cadmium (Cd) or 0.004% lead (Pb).

Individual button cells are not marked. However, a 1cm x 1cm crossed-out wheeled bin and the appropriate chemical symbol can be found on the back of the packaging.

Further Info

Halfords is a member of the Ecosurety UK Batteries Compliance Scheme and makes a financial contribution to cover the costs of recycling these domestic batteries.

Halfords is registered as a producer of batteries in the UK. Our producer registration number is BPRN00698.

Did you know?

  • 600 million household batteries are thrown away each year equating to 22,000 tons.
  • Batteries contain hazardous chemicals including acids and heavy metals such as lead and mercury.
  • When sent to a landfill, they can break down and leak causing harm to the environment and wildlife.

Types of batteries

  • Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries: mobile phones, laptops, handheld electronics, power tools, e-bikes, e-scooters
  • Alkaline and carbon zinc batteries: cameras, toys, watches, handheld electronics
  • Lead acid gel batteries: wheelchairs, portable tools, ride-on electric toys

Benefits of recycling

  • Helps to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill each year.
  • Helps to reduce the demand for raw metals required each year and preserve resources.
  • Helps to increase the UK's overall collection of household batteries.
  • Helps to reduce the possible risks to the environment and wildlife.
Bike recycling 

Across the UK millions of bikes lie unused and rusting, whereas, in some parts of Africa, a bike can provide a lifeline enabling people to travel to work, and school and carry goods further afield to sell.

Since 2013, Halfords have been working with Re-Cycle to gather donated bikes to send to rural Africa. Working together Halfords have collected just under 60,000 bikes which would otherwise have ended up in landfill. With over 70 Halfords drop-off locations across the country, now more than ever we are encouraging our customers to recycle their used bikes when they decide it's time for a new one. Please click here to find out more.

Terms for free in-store Wifi

These are Halfords Limited's (Halfordswe or us) terms for the provision of wireless and broadband communication services which allow you to access the internet via our WiFi networks (our service) when you are either located within or close to any of the participating Halfords stores. You should understand that by using our service, you agree to be bound by these terms.

Please read these terms carefully. By choosing "Register" on your mobile phone you will choose to use our service. If you do not accept these terms, you will not be permitted to use our service.

Please note that if you are using our service to access our website, then you will also be bound to our Terms of Use.

Provision of the service

It is your responsibility to ensure that your mobile device is compatible with our service and is switched on. The availability and performance of our service is subject to all memory, storage and any other limitations in your mobile device. Our service is only available to your mobile device when it is within the operating range of participating Halfords stores. Our service is subject to non-availability, including non-availability due to emergencies, collocation failures, transmission and equipment limitations, or maintenance and repair, and may be interrupted, refused, limited or curtailed.

Halfords is not responsible for data, messages, or pages that you may lose or that become misdirected because of interruptions or performance issues with our service or wireless communications networks generally. Halfords may impose usage, or service limits, suspend service, or block certain kinds of usage in Halfords sole discretion, to protect other users of our service. Network speed is no indication of the speed at which your mobile device or our service sends or receives data. Actual network speed will vary based on configuration, compression and network congestion.

Halfords does not warrant or guarantee the performance of the internet or that the transmission of information over the internet will be secure or that the internet will be accessible at all times. You agree to use these services entirely at your own risk.

Use of the service

You may access our service in accordance with these terms for your own personal use. You agree not to resell any aspect of our service, whether for profit or otherwise, or to authorise any other third party to use our service. You agree not to use our service for any illegal, fraudulent, obscene, unlawful, harassing, or abusive purpose, including the sending of any unsolicited commercial text or email messages in such a way as to create damage or risk to Halfords' business, reputation, employees, subscribers, customers, facilities, or to the public generally. You agree not to intentionally transmit any computer viruses or do anything that is likely to interfere with the provision of our service.

Halfords is not responsible for any sites that you access whilst using our service, or any activities that you carry out on the internet (including any items which are downloaded from the internet). Halfords does not guarantee that products or services or any sites accessible via our service are error or virus free. All such activities are carried out at your own risk and it is your responsibility to ensure that you have the right to carry them out. Third-party sites will have their own terms and conditions, terms of use and privacy policies which will apply if you access third-party sites. Please check these terms and policies before you use any third-party sites or carry out any activities in connection with them.

We have the right to suspend or terminate our service immediately in the event that you breach any of the provisions of these terms, including without limitation:

  • if you use any equipment which is defective or illegal;
  • if you cause any technical or other problems with our service;
  • if, in our opinion, you are involved in fraudulent or unauthorised use of our service;
  • if you resell access to our service; or
  • if you use our service in contravention of these terms.
Privacy and security

While we agree to take all necessary technical and organisational steps to ensure the security of our service, we are not responsible for the accidental loss or destruction of any personal data you transmit using our service and we exclude all liability of any kind in relation to the content or security of personal data that you send or receive through our service.

Our liability

Halfords' maximum aggregate liability to you for losses or damages suffered in respect of all claims arising in connection with these terms shall not exceed £500.

To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies hereby expressly exclude:

  • all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity; and
  • any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by you in connection with our service, including: loss of income or revenue; loss of business; loss of profits or contracts; loss of anticipated savings; loss of data; loss of goodwill and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.

This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.


We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations under these terms that are caused by events outside our reasonable control (Force Majeure Event).

These terms and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with these terms.

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