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Look into my eyes

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

Hypnocat resting on a dustbin with electrical items floating around his head

Save precious resources

Join the millions recycling their electricals

If you’ve ever wondered what happens when you recycle your old electrical items – wonder no more! HypnoCat is here to explain the whole process from top to tail.

More and more of us across the UK are regularly recycling our electricals – are you one of them?!

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.

About us
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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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Binned batteries cause fires

Batteries hidden in electricals caused over 700 fires last year, when crushed in recycling centres, bins and recycling lorries. Always recycle them separately and safely.

More on batteries

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.

About the issue
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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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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.

How recycling works
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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.

What can be recycled
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