Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Did you know?
TVs, DVD players, hi-fis and computers tend to be made mostly of glass, plastic and metal, with small amounts of many other substances, some of which may be harmful to the environment. Reusing and recycling is the best way to reduce the environmental impact of these products. If your electrical item:

  • has a mains cable
  • has replaceable batteries
  • needs charging

you should be able to recycle it!

Reuse
If the item is still in good working order, pass it on to someone else who could use it. There are a whole host of websites that you could use to sell or give away things you no longer want. You could sign up to your local freecycle list and advertise it free to people in your area. Have a look at our online exchange pages for websites you can use to swap or sell your unwanted items.

Repair
You could contact your local furniture recycling project to see if they can collect your old dishwasher, washing machine or dryer and refurbish it. To find out where you can recycle or get items such as these repaired and refurbished visit the London Reuse Network.

Recycle
You can take most items to your local Reuse and Recycling Centre where they can be recycled. If you live in Hammersmith and Fulham you can bring your small electrical goods to be recycled at the libraries or council offices. If you have bulky items to recycle contact your council to arrange collection. There may be a charge for this service.

Retailers and distributors who supply electrical and electronic equipment to householders must ensure that old electrical and electronic items can be returned on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis, free of charge. As such some offer a free in-store take back facility or by paying into a fund to provide alternative sites to accepts waste electrical and electronic equipment.

Further information on the recycling of electrical equipment can be found here.

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