Can you put electricals out with recycling?

You can’t dispose of electronics with your regular trash or recycling. Some electronics contain hazardous materials, including lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium.

Can you put electricals in the recycling?

Almost all electrical items with a plug or a battery can be recycled, including the following: Large household appliances like fridges, freezers, microwaves, dishwashers and washing machines. Smaller household appliances like irons, toasters, kettles and vacuum cleaners.

How do I dispose of old electronics?

bring your WEEE items to our Household Waste Recycling & Reuse Centre (HWRRC) for free disposal – see our HWRRC page for more details; we’ll arrange for items to be sold on and reused by our charity partners where possible, but if they can’t be re-used, they will be recycled.

Where can I recycle electronics UK?

Recycle Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

  • Donate the unwanted item to a charitable organisation.
  • Take it to a Designated Collection Facility (DCF) run by your local authority (you can find your nearest DCF by visiting
  • Take part in national recycling campaigns.

Can I put small electrical items in a skip?

No appliances or electrical equipment like fridges, freezers, dishwashers or televisions can be put into a skip.

Is it illegal to throw away electronics?

Throwing Out Electronics is Illegal and Wasteful

Besides the risk of breaking the law and contributing to environmental pollution, simply throwing away used electronics wastes valuable resources.

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What to do with unwanted electronics?

If you have electronics that are still usable, list them on LACoMAX, the online materials exchange, or donate them to your favorite charity. Some charities accept broken but repairable electronics.

Does Amazon have a recycling program?

Amazon does offer a program called Frustration-Free Packaging, or packaging made up of 100% recyclable materials without any unnecessary shipping boxes.