It depends when you took out your contract and when you were sent the box.
If you have already completed one full minimum term contract prior to Dec 2019 the box will be yours to keep.
If you took out the contract after that date you will need to return it or be charged for it.
I got my new hub this year and disposed of the packaging and label a couple of weeks before I plugged in my new hub. I plugged in the new hub after lockdown kicked in but I have to go to the post office in a few days and I only have the returns bag and obviously no barcode.
The link you gave above assumes you have the barcode and there's nothing anywhere else to say what to do without it.
Please can you advise as I'm more than willing to return the hub and don't want to be charged.
Thank you for your reply, Keith, but my new hub was issued this year.
I don't clearly remember when but it was definitely in 2020.
Sorry it appears that I misread your post. However the BT link gives information for people who have received new equipment after 13th December - does that refer to the return of that equipment rather than the old hub?
I would still like to return the old hub for environmental purposes and have the returns bag that I can use at the post office at the end of the week. Shall I just go ahead and send it without the barcode?
Under the current climate, hold on to it, or take it to your local recycling centre when it opens.
Its only equipment issued after that date, that need to be returned. Your new hub you need to keep.