DISPOSING OF OLD APPLIANCES
It’s important that you dispose of your unwanted electrical items correctly. In 2007, the UK’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) regulation allowed members of the public to deposit old electrical and electronic items free of charge.
UNWANTED ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES
You should always check the disposal label to make sure the item can go with regular household waste. There are also some more environmentally-friendly disposal ideas below.
STORE TAKE BACK SCHEME
If you’re replacing an old appliance, regulations state that the retailer has to help with the old model’s disposal. A customer adviser can organise this for you, or they can provide you with the information to arrange an alternative service.
Recycling is the most environmentally-friendly method of disposal. Some recycling centres take a selection of electrical goods, but it’s best to check with your local centre beforehand. You find out which appliances your centre takes here.
DONATE OR REPAIR
You can donate unwanted smaller appliances to charity as long as they’re in good working order. If the appliance isn’t working, try getting it repaired because this may work out cheaper than buying a replacement.
You can find more information about how to dispose of your unwanted appliances in our how to guide.
If the appliance isn’t working, try getting it repaired because this may work out cheaper than buying a replacement.