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 maybe try a blend
Thousands of shops across the UK will now recycle your old coffee maker 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. #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 an area for items that can be refurbished to be passed on – in case your not-fully-broken coffee machine could go to a new coffee lover.
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 larger items like coffee machines.
Just let that thought percolate for a moment.
Then think of all the precious materials we could save if we recycled our old coffee makers – rather than send them to landfill at the end of their useful life.
Tens of thousands of coffee pods end up in landfill every month in the UK alone.
If you haven’t started recycling your coffee capsules yet, it’s time to check out Podback – the nationwide pod recycling service.
Put in your postcode to find recycling and reuse centres near you