Recycle or repair electrical items

WEEE robot Old and broken electrical items may seem worthless, but in fact they are full of valuable materials like gold and zinc.

The plastics and metals in waste electrical items are separated and sent to be recycled.

You can recycle batteries at all Hackney libraries.

Large items - book a collection

The Council offers collections for large items like TVs, fridges and washing machines. Collections must be booked in advance.

Book a bulky waste collection

Small items - take them to a recycling bank

There are also 17 banks for items like phones, toasters, kettles, irons and DVD players. Your items need to be smaller than 28cm by 23cm to fit into the banks.

Cables, plugs, chargers and remote controls can all be recycled too.
Small WEEE

See the map below for locations:

Don't bin it, fix it

25% of items thrown away can be reused and most of the rest can be repaired. So pass working items on to someone who can use them - try Freecycle or Gumtree.

Hackney Fixers runs free, fun restart parties to help you fix electrical and electronic goods.
Find the next party on their website. While you are there check out repair tips or find a local repairer on the repair map.


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