Why donate electricals?

Don’t need your old device? Someone else could use it.

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It’s easy to donate electricals – check out these organisations and charities

Donating smart devices? Remember to delete your data.

Old laptops, mobile phones and other smart devices contain mountains of valuable data. So before recycling or passing them on, make them safe. The details vary for different devices – but the basic steps are simple.

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Step 1: Back up data

Start by backing up your data from your device and any memory cards. This means saving your photos or contacts in the cloud, to a personal computer or external backup drive

Guide to backing up data
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Step 2: Delete data

Before passing on your device, it’s your responsibility to wipe personal data before removing SIM or memory cards

FAQ on deleting data
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Step 3: Check locator

Now check our locator to find your nearest repair, reuse or recycling point.

Recycling locator
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Did you know?

Recycle everything else

Can’t sell, repair or donate it? Anything with a plug, battery or cable can be recycled.

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