Recycling electrical items, batteries and light bulbs
Any electrical item that’s powered by a battery or a plug is known in the recycling world as WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment).
- Electrical Recycling Points – take your small household electrical items to special recycling points across the city
- Recycling Batteries – what to do with household batteries
- Energy Saving Light Bulbs – information and advice on safely disposing of energy saving light bulbs
- Take Back Schemes – find your local shop offering a take back scheme
Small WEEE items include many household objects such as:
- personal care items – hairdryers, electric razors, electric toothbrushes
- DIY equipment – drills, sanders, electric screwdrivers
- gadgets – computers, MP3 players, mobile phones, headphones
- kitchen and homeware – irons, blenders, kettles, toasters
Large WEEE items include fridges, freezers, washing machines, tumble dryers and dishwashers. These can be reused or recycled at our recycling centres or through retailer take back schemes.