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Anything with a plug, battery or cable can be reused or recycled

Find your nearest donation or recycling point

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Never bin hidden and loose batteries

Over 1,200 fires caused by binned batteries

Hidden batteries inside electricals can spark dangerous fires when crushed in bin lorries and recycling centres. Battery fires also endanger lives and cause serious environmental and health risks.

Never bin hidden or loose batteries. Always recycle them separately from your household waste and recycling.

In focus

With the best research and the smartest solutions we’re tackling electrical waste together.

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One mission

Recycle Your Electricals is a UK-wide campaign with one mission – to get the UK reusing and recycling our old, unwanted electricals.

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Simpler than you think

From recycling centres to shops, charities to community drop-off points, there’s over 22,100 locations on our locator to donate or recycle your old electricals.

Find your nearest one
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Cash In Your Electricals

It’s never been easier to sell second-hand electronics. You could turn your electrical clutter into over £1,300 of cash!

Sound good?

Old electricals? What you can do

Anything with a plug, battery or cable can be recycled.

Recycling our old electricals is a win-win

Protecting health and the environment and putting valuable resources back into the economy.

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What’s the problem?

Discarded electricals are one of the fastest growing sources of waste – and a big threat to the environment and human health.

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What you can recycle

Anything with a plug, battery or cable can be recycled – and most of the materials in them can be made into new products.

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How recycling works

From your home to your recycling centre to brand new products – the precious materials in old electricals get a new lease of life.

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Benefits of recycling

Recycling old electricals is better for the planet and your pocket. It means more jobs and saving precious resources.

About the benefits
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