About Recycle Your Electricals

Find out more about the campaign

Saving valuable materials from old electricals from being lost forever.

What is the Recycle Your Electricals campaign?

Recycle Your Electricals is a UK-wide campaign motivating and making it easier for everyone to reuse and recycle unwanted electricals, ensuring we make the most of the valuable materials in them.

The campaign is led by Material Focus, formerly called the WEEE Fund.

Find out about Material Focus
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Why a campaign to recycle electricals?

Unwanted electricals are the fastest growing waste stream in the world – and the UK.

Tackling this is a shared responsibility between producers and consumers of electricals – and will benefit us all.

Producers in the UK have an obligation to work with their customers to reduce unwanted electricals being incinerated or sent to landfill. This is managed by the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations.

 

Find out more about the WEEE Regulations
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We’re all playing our part

People across the UK are making this campaign happen: public, charities, local authorities, recycling plants, electrical producers, retailers, celebrities … and you.

Recycle Your Electricals is all about making it easier for you to do the right thing – and feel the reward.

Whether that’s less clutter at home, knowing that you’re helping the planet, saving valuable resources or donating your working devices to someone who needs it – it all makes a difference.

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How we can help you

Whether you need to find your nearest recycling centre, have a question about what you can recycle, or need funding for a project to improve recycling or reuse in your local community or business, we’re here for you.

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Did you know?

23,000+ people looked for a place to recycle their old electricals

– in just 4 months.

That’s based on the number of times people used our postcode locator to find their nearest electrical recycling point.

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