What to do with your old electricals

Repair

Before recycling broken gadgets, see if you can get them fixed.

  • Check out local repair shops for items like phones and computers, and repair services for large appliances like dishwashers
  • Take small items to a local volunteer-run Repair Café – we are lucky to have a great network of these locally
  • If you fancy repairing it yourself, get support at iFixit or check out repair videos on YouTube

Donate

If your item still works but you no longer want it, someone else can use it.

Sell

You can also cash-in on your unwanted electricals.

Recycle

Can’t sell, repair or donate it? Anything with a plug, battery or cable can be recycled.

If you are buying a new one, electrical appliances can often be handed in in-store or taken away for recycling by your retailer. You can also have them collected by the council by booking a bulky waste collection, or take them to a Household Recycling Centre. Small electrical appliances can be recycled at:

Please note that smoke detectors, light bulbs, e-cigarettes, batteries, paints, chemicals or aerosols are not accepted in these banks. The items are sent to a recycling facility in Norfolk where they are refurbished for re-use if possible, and dismantled for recycling if not - see Wiser Recycling for more information.  

You can find out more about recycling electrical items at Recycle Your Electricals.

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