Are you a secret thrower? Decluttering electricals

You’re living with a hoarder and secretly throwing out their old gadgets. Do you wish they would pitch in with the spring clean and recycle? We can help.

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Recycling near me

Living with a hoarder

It’s rubbish. But help is on the way.

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Some of us are secret throwers

We get it – no one wants to look at their partner’s old clutter. So more than half of us (54%) secretly bin our partners’ old belongings.

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Some of us are hoarders

And among the things we’re hoarding or secretly dumping are small old electricals that can be recycled and put to good use again.

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But not all clutter is the same

So when having a Little Spring Clean – together or not – let’s remember that anything with a plug, battery or cable can be recycled.

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It’s the electricals that should be separated

Get top tips on sorting and recycling electricals – from decluttering pro Nicola Lewis and personal money guru Paul Lewis.


Little Spring Clean


The thing nobody’s talking about?

– the sheer volume and value of electricals we secretly dump.

Cables, games consoles, laptops, tablets. And they could all be recycled.

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Hold it all together

Show the hoarder in your life how much you care, with a Zandra Electrical Tote.

The waste-busting fashion icon has designed this ethically-traded organic cotton tote especially for you – and your partner – to recycle your electricals as part of the Little Spring Clean.

You might already have a bag at home that would do the job. But if you buy a Zandra Electrical Tote all profits go to Waste Aid, a charity working to beat poverty, pollution and climate change.

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How to help a hoarder declutter

Recycling electricals has never been easier – or more stylish

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Are there batteries or bulbs in those old devices? If so, remove them before recycling. Destroy personal data on smart devices and computers and take out memory cards.

Delete your data


Get hold of an exclusive Zandra Rhodes Electrical Tote to store those old electrical bits and pieces until you can go to the recycling centre – or until collection day, if you have one.

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Check our recycling locator to find your nearest repair, reuse or recycling point. Some councils collect from your home. Otherwise keep those electricals in your Zhandra Rhodes Tote until you can visit a drop-off point.

Find a recycling location


“I want things gone, he wants to recycle, so now we do it together.”

From weird mix to happy medium.