Your local council may offer free collection of small electricals directly from your home as part of their kerbside waste collection programme. But failing that, there are more than 2,000 drop-off points across the UK that will welcome your old appliances and will recycle your electricals safely and responsibly. These include local council-run recycling centres but also charities, and even some retailers.
Lots of items fall into the recyclable electricals category. Simply put, you can recycle anything with a plug, battery or cable.See what can be recycled
Before committing your working gadgets to recycling, why not sell them on for some extra cash, or better yet, donate to give them a second lease of life? Some charity shops will accept second hand electrical items and could offer free collection from your home.
Our electrical recycling locator, above, shows you all points to donate your old electricals to help others. Enter your postcode to explore your local options.Donate electrical goods
Take a few minutes to consider whether that phone, laptop or kitchen appliance could be repaired. There’s a huge and thriving demand for refurbished devices – and lots of broken electricals only require simple repairs to get them back up and running again.
Before splashing out on replacements, find out if fixing your item is more economical.See more on repairing electronics
We’re committed to ensuring our electrical recycling locator is as accurate as possible – so that anyone asking themselves ‘Where is there electricals reycling near me?’ can easily find the answer. So please let us know if you notice we’re any missing collection points or if you find a problem with the locator. Thank you!
Everything you need to know about how, why and where to donate, repair and recycle your unwanted electricals. Let HypnoCat be your guide.