Is it really curtains for your popcorn machine? If it’s faulty, could you find a repair shop? Could you donate it to a charity shop? Or pass it on to someone who wants a pre-loved popping machine? Or could you sell your unwanted popcorn maker?
If your popcorn maker has come to the end, find a bag or box that you can use to store it with all your other old electrical bits and pieces. Then it’s ready for your next trip to the recycling centre – or for collection day if you have one.
Pick ‘n’ mix from the growing list of options
Thousands of shops across the UK will now recycle your old popcorn machine for you when you buy a new one from them. Some retailers take back all old electrical goods for recycling or refurbishment even if you’re not buying anything. #zerowaste
Some councils collect kitchen gadgets and other electricals for recycling – either with your regular waste collection or by special arrangement. Contact your council: check their website to find out how. Or use our recycling locator.
All household waste and recycling centres have drop-off points for unwanted electricals. Some have an area for items that can be refurbished to be passed on – in case your unloved popcorn maker could go to a new home.
Some supermarkets, car parks and designated roadside areas have electrical recycling bins (or ‘bring banks’). Check to see if your nearest one can take larger items like domestic popcorn machines.
Home popcorn makers are an example of the kitchen “FadTech” that millions of us buy, use once then hardly use again. In fact there are over 18 million kitchen FadTech items gathering dust in UK cupboards.
The valuable steel, aluminium and glass these unused electricals contain could be used in new products such as life-saving defibrillators or children’s play equipment. Give yours a happy ending – find it a new home or make sure it‘s recycled.
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