Does it really need to be recycled? Perhaps your gadget could be fixed – find a blender mender. Could you donate it to a charity? Pass it on to someone you know? Or could you sell your unwanted blender?
If your blender needs to go, find a box or bag that you can use to stash all your old electrical bits and pieces until you next visit the recycling centre – or until collection day if you have one.
Pick the option that suits you – or pick and mix
Thousands of shops across the UK will now recycle your old food processor for you when you buy a new one from them. Some retailers take back all old electricals for recycling or refurbishment, even if you’re not buying something new.
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. Some also have an area for items that can be refurbished to be passed on – in case your food mixer could go to a new cook.
Some supermarkets, car parks and designated roadside areas have electrical recycling drop-off points, or ‘bring banks’. Be sure to check if your nearest can take items like large food blenders.
That’s how many life-saving devices could be made from the 2.4 million blenders sitting idle in UK kitchens.
Old electricals contain valuable materials that can be salvaged and made into something amazing. Go on – give yours a new lease of life.
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