Did you know?
You can leave small electrical items in a carrier bag next to your blue or grey recycling bin on collection day and we will pick them up.
What small electrical items can you recycle?
- Irons, kettles, toasters and other small kitchen applicances
- Mobile phones, remote controls, cameras and chargers
- Power tools, hairdryers, clippers, straighteners
- Radios, clocks, calculators, torches
- Small electrical toys
- What should I do with larger electrical items?
For any electrical items that are in working order, please offer these to friends, family or charity shops before thinking about disposing.
You can deposit small and large electrical appliances in the electrical skips at your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre.
- What are the benefits of recycling electricals?
Recycling your electricals is good for the planet.
We could save a whopping 2.8 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions if we recycled all our small unwanted electricals instead of binning or holding on to them. That’s like taking more than a million cars off the road!
- What are the problems with electrical waste?
We discard 155,000 tonnes of electricals every year, instead of reusing or recycling them. That creates e-waste – and that poses a major threat to the environment and to human health.
- Where can I find out more information?
- Where else can I recycle my electricals?
Lots of shops also collect electricals for recycling.
Enter your postcode on the ‘Recycle Your Electricals’ website to find a list of places close to you where you live that recycle electricals.