Find a bag or box to store your unwanted speakers and other audio equipment, along with other old electrical gadgets, until you can go to the recycling centre – or until collection day if you have one.
Pick the option that suits you.
Across the UK thousands of shops will now recycle your old speakers for you when you buy new ones 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 a special area where you can leave items to be refurbished and passed on – maybe your unwanted speakers could go to a new home.
Before you pass them on or recycle them, remember to do a factory reset to remove any of your personal data stored on the device.
The same goes for any smart devices.
If you’re changing up your sounds you might be ready to get rid of your old wired speakers, bluetooth speakers, amplifier, tuner, CD player, or even a cassette player – as well as the cables, plugs, connectors and remote control units that go with them. You can recycle anything with a plug, battery or cable – and it’s easier than ever. Sell it, pass it on, donate it to charity or drop it off to be taken care of by specialists. You’ll be saving precious materials such as gold and silver from being lost forever.Recycling locator
Put in your postcode to find recycling and reuse centres near you