Bag up your unwanted laptop, computer and accessories like HDMI cable and mouse until you’re ready to take them for recycling. Recycle the battery pack with your other batteries if it’s removable – they pose a fire risk if mixed in with other recycling.
Find your nearest electricals recycling, reuse or donation point by using our locator. If you’re buying a new laptop, computer or accessories you can now hand over your old ones in store for recycling.Electrical recycling locator
Your laptop, desktop, mouse and cables could live on.
Instead of buying a new computer or the accessories, a repair could save you money. So check with your manufacturer, retailer, local computer repair shop or Repair Cafe.
Your old computer gear may be perfect for someone else. Try online market places to see if you can make a little cash towards your next laptop or desktop.
There are 10,000 new recycling points across the UK
And some larger stores take back your old gear for recycling even if you’re not purchasing from them.
Pop in your postcode to find your nearest reuse and recycling point
That includes old laptops, their batteries or power packs, power leads and accessories like trackpads, additional monitors, and HDMI, USB, thunderbolt or firewire cables.
And especially the mouse.
That’s how many unwanted laptops are estimated to be sitting idle in homes across the UK.
When we recycle them instead, the metals and plastics in them can be made into medical equipment, bicycles – even new laptops or desktop computers.