Garmin recognizes that when its products have finished their useful lives, they become electronic waste. When electronics are not disposed of or recycled properly, certain materials in these products can present potential health and environmental problems. Recycling Garmin devices promotes the safe management of hazardous components and supports the recovery and reuse of valuable materials.
Product Recycling Worldwide
We recognize the need to minimize the environmental impact of our products. Accordingly, we have established or are establishing recycling systems in the U.S., Japan, Europe, China and other parts of the world.
Garmin welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the protection of human health and the environmentally sound recovery and disposal of electronic waste. Garmin aims to comply with Directive 2002/96/EC of the European Parliament and the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive.
In addition, Garmin holds regular environmental meetings and monitors recycling trends to stay current with recycling needs and to ensure compliance in other countries.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Request Form
In accordance with Article 11 of the WEEE Directive, upon request, Garmin will provide the information needed by reuse centers and treatment and recycling facilities in the reuse, treatment or recycling of Garmin products. To request this information, please fill out and submit this form.
Garmin UK has decided to fulfil its obligations in this area by joining the Government approved Distributor Take-Back scheme (DTS) set up by Valpak.
By joining the Valpak scheme, Garmin UK is contributing to the establishment of a network of Designated Collection Facilities (DCF) where consumers may dispose of their WEEE free of charge for recycling and treatment in an environmentally sound manner.
Garmin UK can ensure that WEEE is disposed of by customers in a way that optimizes its re-use and recycling. The recycling and treatment of WEEE itself is part of the producer's obligation under the WEEE Directive.