Does your old electrical contain batteries or bulbs? Remove these before recycling. It’s your responsibility to remove personal data from smart devices and computers, so remember to take out memory cards and delete your data.
Once you’ve decided whether to recycle or pass them on, preparing your electricals is simple
Find a bag that you can use to store all your old electricals until you can go to the recycling centre – or until collection day, if you have one.
Check our easy recycling locator to find your nearest repair, reuse or recycling point. Some councils collect directly from your home. Otherwise keep your electricals in your bag until you can visit a drop-off point.Electrical recycling locator
Watch the video to discover Nicola’s top tips for sorting out your old electricals.
Working out how to recycle your electricals starts with knowing where to go. There are loads of places that you can take your unwanted electricals for repair, reuse or recycling.
From council recycling centres to libraries, a variety of local places will welcome your old electricals. Some councils even collect from your home.
Toasters, kettles, cookers, games consoles, computers, cars …
All these items and more use steel. And the great news is that steel is 100% recyclable – it can be melted down and turned into new objects made of steel without losing any of the original metal. It can also be recycled over and over without weakening.