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Electrical waste

You can recycle small electrical items as well as larger, bulky electricals.

Please note, all our household recycling centres are closed until further notice due to coronavirus.


silver microwave sitting on a wooden tableYou can recycle small electrical items as well as larger, bulky electricals.

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.