‘White goods’ is a term used to refer to fridges, freezers, cookers, washing machines and dishwashers. In total they make up nearly half of all the electronic equipment we throw away.

Appliances such as fridges contain CFCs and so they must be removed safely.  If you have transport then you can take your old appliances to your local Reuse and Recycling Centre. Otherwise you should contact your local council to arrange a special bulky waste collection.  They are likely to charge you for this service.

If your unwanted appliance is in good cosmetic condition (even if it needs repair) you can donate it to the Reuse Project (Rework) at the Smugglers Way Household Waste and Recycling Centre. Rework engineers will repair the appliance on site, if necessary, and pass it on to local charities for resale.