Do you have unwanted electricals at home?
We each throw away an average of 23.5kg of electronic waste a year - heavier than an average seven-year-old boy!
5 ways to reduce your electrical waste
1. Reuse it
If it's still working:
If it's a working mobile phone, consider donating it to Community Calling, who will use it to help combat digital isolation in the community.
Working and non-working laptops and mobiles can go in the green collection container at our recycling centres.
As a precaution, we advise residents to remove data before discarding items.
Why reuse? Find out at Recycle Now.
2. Repair it
3. Recycle it
Where are electrical items recycled?
Electricals from recycling centres will be treated and recycled in accordance with all legislative standards and industry guidance in the UK. They are recycled according to their material type - small electricals, large electricals, TVs, fridges and freezers. This is why they are collected separately at the recycling centres.
Remember to remove data before discarding items.
Collected items will be destroyed in the recycling process.
Find out how electricals are recycled.
4. Buy smarter - think before you buy and find products with a lower environmental impact.
5. Look after it - find out how to look after your appliances.
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