Electrical items belong at your local HOUSEHOLD WASTE RECYCLING CENTRE (HWRC) or in a SMALL DOMESTIC APPLIANCE BANK.
Examples: Phones, portable chargers, game consoles, TVs, laptops, irons, kettles, hair straighteners, christmas tree lights, and handheld electronic devices.
Please Remember: Please repair, reuse, and donate these items where possible instead of discarding them, your old devices could even make you some money if you sell them on. Please find more information about repairing your electronic devices here. These items can be disposed of at a household waste recycling centre or in a small domestic appliance bank.
- According to the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), 25% of our WEEE waste could be repaired and re-used.
- Most of the 2 million TV sets discarded each year end up in UK landfill sites, despite being accepted at many recycling centres across the country.
- We generate around 40 million tons of electronic waste every year, worldwide. That’s like throwing 800 laptops every second.
- E-waste comprises 70% of our overall toxic waste, and 85% of our E-Waste are sent to landfills and incinerators are mostly burned, and release harmful toxins in the air!
Watch the link below to find out what happens when you put your electrical items in the recycling containers at HWRCs