Find a bag or box to store your unwanted gaming equipment along with other old electrical gadgets until you can go to the recycling centre – or until collection day if you have one.
Pick the option that suits you.
Across the UK thousands of shops will now recycle your old gaming headset or other equipment for you when you buy gear from them. Some retailers take back all old electricals for recycling or refurbishment, even if you’re not buying something new. #zerowaste
Some councils collect electricals for recycling – either with your regular waste collection or by special arrangement. Contact your council or check their website to find out. Use our recycling locator.
All household waste and recycling centres have drop-off points for electricals (and batteries). Some also have a special area where you can leave items to be refurbished and passed on – maybe your unwanted gaming headset, mouse or keyboard could find a new player.
The precious materials in headsets, consoles, keyboards and controllers can have virtually infinite lives if we recycle them.
Metals like gold and aluminium can be used over and over and over again. Good game.
Your gaming equipment may be storing your personal data – so make sure you do a full factory reset before handing it over for reuse or recycling.
Check our data deletion how-to.
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