Computers (PCs), laptops, tablets and monitors
Recycle at home
Recycle out of home
Yes, Computers (PCs), laptops, tablets and monitors can be recycled at some out of home recycling points.
How to recycle computers, laptops, tablets and monitors
Any items that have a plug, use batteries, need charging or have a picture of a crossed out wheelie bin on, are known as Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
These items should not be disposed of in the waste bin and should be recycled.
When you replace a laptop or computer the retailer you buy it from is legally required to help you dispose of your old machine. Ask instore for details.
Donating unwanted computer equipment to a charity is a great way to help others. For some charities it is important that the equipment is in good working order; however other groups have technicians who can repair them. Search locally for similar schemes.
Computer equipment can also be taken to Recycling Centres - find your nearest below.