WEEE (small electrical items)
Our residents are doing a great job with recycling their small electrical items and the cages are getting full, if your items don't get collected today, please hold onto to them and place them out for collection next week.
You can recycle your small electrical items with our free collection service
How will I be able to recycle my small electrical items?
You can put your small electrical items on your normal collection day the following week. They will need to be placed inside a loosely tied-up standard size supermarket carrier bag and will be collected weekly with either your black or green bin. We have limited space on our collection vehicles, so we kindly ask you to follow a 'little and often' approach.
What if I have a sack collection?
At the moment this service is only available for properties that have a wheelie bin, but we are working hard to find a solution so we can offer the service to all our residents. You can still recycle small electrical items at your local Reuse and Recycling Centre, or for larger items you can use ourbulky waste collection service.
What if I live in a flat and have my waste and recycling collection in large bins?
We're currently unable to provide kerbside collection of small electrical items to properties with large, shared bins. You can recycle small electrical items at your local Reuse and Recycling Centre, or for larger items you can use our bulky waste collection service.
How frequently will you be collecting small electrical items?
Collections are weekly with your green and black bin collections.
What size electrical items can I put out to be recycled?
We can accept items up to the size of a two-slice toaster. They must be presented inside a loosely tied-up standard size supermarket carrier bag, on top of either your grey or green bin on collection day.
All batteries must be removed where possible before disposal with the exception of products such as laptops, mobile phones, electric toothbrushes and tablets with lithium batteries built into them.
What electrical items will you take?
We can take and recycle the following electrical items:
- Coffee grinders
- Coffee machines
- Small DVD players
- Electrical cables
- Electric and battery-powered toys
- Electric scales
- Electric shavers
- Electric toothbrushes (leave battery in)
- Electric whisks
- Extension leads
- Games consoles and controllers
- Hair dryers
- Hair straighteners
- Hand-held hoovers
- Hi-Fi equipment
- Impact drivers
- Keyboards and mice
- Lamps (light bulbs removed)
- Laptops (leave battery in)
- Light switches
- Mains sockets
- Mobile phones (leave battery in)
- Printers (without ink cartridges or toners)
- Remote controls
- Sandwich makers
- Set top boxes
- Soldering irons
- Tablets (leave battery in)
- VHS players
Please note, this is not a complete list.
We will accept accompanying cables, please remember to remove any non-lithium batteriesand place these in a separate loosely tied-up freezer bag.
We have limited space on our collection vehicles, so we kindly ask you to follow a 'little and often' approach. If items are not collected due to lack of space on the vehicle, please take them back in and put them out the following week.
What electrical items will you not take?
We cannot take the following:
- Anything bigger than a two-slice toaster
- Anything sharp i.e., electric knife
- Desktop computers
- Large white goods
- Microwaves and Ovens
- Vacuum cleaners
- Vapes and disposable vapes
What do I do with larger electrical items?
If you have electric items that are larger than a two-slice toaster, you canvisit your local recycling centre.
Please ensure that small electronics that are left for collection adhere to our size guidelines.
What if the battery of my small electrical item cannot be removed?
For electrical items such as laptops, tablets, mobile phones and electric toothbrushes, we're able to collect them with the batteries still inside.
What if my small electrical item is still in working condition?
If your small electrical item is still working and could be used by someone else, please consider donating it to a charity shop, as we want items at the end of their usable life.
Why is it important to recycle my electrical items and batteries?
If your electrical item is at the end of its life and there is no way to reuse it, the next best thing is to recycle the valuable plastics and metals that make up the product. With the declining supply of natural resources, it's important that we all recycle these valuable materials.
How will the electrical items collected be recycled?
Once your items have reached the waste facility, they'll be sorted based on their size and shape properties. Contaminant materials will be removed, which involves extra time and resources, and the remaining items will be sorted based on material, Materials are then recycled and repurposed into a variety of different products. For example, aluminium and steel into new cans or car parts, glass into bottles or windows, and so on.
How many bags of small electrical items can I leave out?
There is limited space on the vehicles so we would ask you to place your items out 'little and often. This means we will only be able to take one small standard size supermarket carrier bag of small electrical items at a time. If items are not collected due to lack of space on the vehicle, please take them back in and put them out the following week.
What if all my items won't fit in a small bag?
If items don't fit in a small standard size supermarket carrier bag and are not on the list above please arrange to dispose of them through ourbulky waste collection.
Last updated: 01/12/2023 12:22:17