recycle your electricals

Small steps. Big change.

Recycle Your Electricals campaign

Recycle Your Electricals is a UK-wide campaign encouraging and supporting more people to reuse and recycle their old electricals – saving precious resources from being lost forever.


Hidden Treasure: The incredible electricals hoarded in our homes

Staggering picture of an untapped resource.

New research and eye-popping photography uncover the massive value of the unused electricals hidden in drawers, cupboards and sheds across the UK.

Meet the people getting ready to give their old electricals a second life – and find out how you can join them.

Look into my eyes

Relax. Listen to my words. I am HypnoCat.

I may look cute and fluffy but I have a superpower.

I am here to hypnotise the nation into reusing and recycling their old electricals. That includes you.

Photo of Konnie Huq and Nicola Lewis sorting old electricals

The Little Spring Clean

Revved up for recycling?

Let the former Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq and professional declutterer Nicola Lewis help you make sense of that tangle of small old electricals hiding away in our homes. Remember to bag up any old electricals until your reuse and recycling centre can accept them, or until your recycling collection day.

What electrical items can be recycled?

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

WEEE recycling image infographic 2000+ recycling collection points An infographic showing that 75% of old electrical items can be recycled


What you can do


You might be surprised at the value hidden in our old electricals – and the benefits of recycling them.

What’s the issue?


See how easy it is to get your unwanted electricals ready to pass on or recycle – we walk you through it.

Prepare your items

Do it

It’s never been easier to find a recycling point near you. Just put your postcode into our recycling locator. If your local council doesn’t offer kerbside collections, get everything prepped now for recycling later.

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