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 2,500 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.
You can recycle anything with a plug, battery or cable.See what can be recycled
Recycling your electricals is getting easier all the time. Thousands of shops up and down the UK will now take your unwanted electrical products for recycling when you buy something new from them. And some larger electrical retailers will take back your old tech in store even if you’re not making a purchase.More on retailers and appliance recycling
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 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
Consider whether you could repair your phone, laptop or kitchen appliance. There’s 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 makes sense.See more on repairing electronics
‘Where is there electricals reycling near me?’ – the answer should be at everyone’s fingertips. And it will be if we ensure our electrical recycling locator is as accurate as possible. So please tell us if you notice we’re any missing collection points, or if you encounter any 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.