Electrical waste

electrical items

Most of us know that we can take our large bulky electricals like fridges and cookers to the household waste recycling centre. But did you know that you can take your old small electrical items like kettles and toasters for recycling too?


Have you ever seen a crossed-out wheelie bin sign on any of your products? This means that you should not throw them away in your bin.

To recycle your small electrical items, take them to your nearest household waste recycling centre.

Electrical items include:

  • fairy lights 
  • coffee makers 
  • electric toothbrushes
  • game consoles 
  • irons
  • kettles 
  • lamps 
  • laptops, tablets and PCs
  • phones 
  • power tools
  • printers 
  • radios 
  • sat navs 
  • slow cookers 
  • straighteners and hairdryers  
  • washers and dryers
  • fridges, freezers and fridge-freezers
  • microwaves

Please remove personal data from items such as laptops, mobile phones or tablets.

We have a full list of items which can and cannot be recycled at our centres.