Has your breadmaker really made its last loaf? If it’s faulty could you fix it at a repair shop? Maybe donate the appliance to a charity shop, or to someone who wants a secondhand breadmaker? Or could you sell your bread machine?
If you do want to dispose of your breadmaker, find a bag or box to store it until you’re ready to go to the recycling centre – or until collection day if you have one.
Pick from this growing list of options
Thousands of shops across the UK will now recycle your old bread making machine when you buy a new one. Some retailers take back all old electrical goods for recycling or refurbishment even if you’re not buying anything. #zerowaste
Some local authorities collect kitchen gadgets and other electricals for recycling, either with your regular waste or by special arrangement. Contact your council: check their website to find out how. Or use our recycling locator.
All household waste and recycling centres have drop-off points for unwanted electricals. Some have an area for items that can be refurbished to be passed on – maybe your not-fully-broken breadmaker could go to a new home.
Some supermarkets, car parks and designated roadside areas have electrical recycling bins (or ‘bring banks’). If you have one near you be sure to check whether it takes larger appliances like domestic bread machines.
The valuable materials in your unwanted breadmaker can be put to good use.
Plastics, stainless steel, aluminium and ceramic can all go into new products such as life-saving medical technology or children’s playground equipment.
Over 90% of us splash out on trendy “FadTech” like breadmakers, expecting to freshen things up in the kitchen. But the novelty quickly wears off.
Over 18 million unused kitchen appliances are gathering dust in UK homes when they could be donated or recycled.
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