The acronym WEEE stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. WEEE is a blanket term for electrical equipment that is no longer required. It covers equipment powered via a plug or battery. It also includes components used to make electrical equipment.
The crossed out wheelie bin logo appears on any electrical or electronic equipment produced after 13th August 2005. The logo identifies the product as WEEE and so should not be put into a general waste bin.
There are currently ten categories of WEEE;