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Electrical items

Recycle at home

Some local authorities accept small electricals as part of their home recycling scheme. If yours does there may be special instructions on how to put them out for collection - for example, place small electrical items in a clear plastic bag tied to your recycling bin. It is best to check with them first.

Recycle out of home

Yes, Electrical items can be recycled at some out of home recycling points.

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Which electrical items can be recycled?

  • Any items that have a plug, use batteries, need charging or have a picture of a crossed out wheelie bin on

  • Garden tools such as lawnmowers and shredders

  • Personal grooming products like hairdryers, straighteners, electric toothbrushes and shavers

  • Small kitchen appliances such as kettles, toasters and blenders

  • Technology such as radios, CD/DVD players, electronic toys & games, phones, TVs, printers and cameras

  • Other items such as lamps, torches, Christmas tree lights, vacuum cleaners and smoke alarms

Good to know

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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 sent to landfill and should be recycled at Recycling Centres, electrical item bring banks or via electrical retailers - visit recycleyourelectricals.org.uk to find out more.

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