Could your broken kitchen gadget be fixed? Maybe someone you know would welcome your surplus soda stream? Or could you donate that spare blender to a charity? If your slow cooker is failing to keep pace, sell it.
That’s how many barely used appliances are cluttering up UK kitchens – from one-hit-wonder waffle makers to takes-too-much-effort toastie makers.
Watch TV host and presenter of the Gadget Show Ortis Deley, and actor and presenter Joanna Page getting hot under the collar about our obsession with “FadTech” kitchen electricals and why we hold onto them for so long.
Find a box or bag where you can stash all your old electrical bits and pieces – from milk frother to crock pot – until you next visit the recycling centre, or until collection day if you have one.
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Thousands of shops across the UK will now recycle your old kitchenware when you buy new from them. Some retailers take back all old electricals for recycling or refurbishment, even if you’re not buying something new. #zerowaste
Easy! Find your nearest electrical recycling collection or drop-off point by simply entering your postcode in our handy locator. There are more than 22,100 drop-off points around the country.
Some councils collect electricals for recycling – either with the regular waste collection or by special arrangement. That includes kitchen gadgets of all kinds. 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 (remove any batteries to recycle separately). Some centres also have an area for things that can be refurbished and reused – your unloved kettle could make someone else’s day.