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Recycling household electrical items

From free collections to drop off points - find out where your electrical goods can be reused or recycled

Collection of electrical items

Residents can book a free home collection for large electrical items. This service is provide by AnyJunk in partnership with the North London Waste Authority (NLWA). Collections take place in Islington on Thursdays. Book an AnyJunk collection. 

Residents unable to take electrical items to one of the NLWA reuse and recycling centres can arrange a bulky waste collection

For more information please visit the North London Waste Authority website.

Other ways to get rid of your unwanted items

Recycling banks for small electrical items

These banks can recycle any electrical item that is small enough to fit in the chute such as hairdryers and two-slice toasters. (The size of most of the bank chute holes is 520mm x 510mm).

Find your nearest electrical recycling site below.

The electrical locations are red on the map.

What you can recycle at these banks

  • Any small items that have a plug or require batteries
  • Kitchen appliances such as kettles or toasters
  • Items should be small enough to fit through s chute hole 520mm by 510mm.
  • Audio visual equipment such as CD player, digiboxes and remote controls
  • Bathroom equipment such as shavers and electric toothbrushes
  • DIY tools
  • Phones
  • Chargers

For more information please visit the North London Waste Authority website.

Drop-off points for electrical items

Reuse and Recycling Centre, 40 Hornsey Street, London N7 8HU

Instore take back of electrical items

Large electrical retailers are legally obliged to take back waste electrical items in-store.

Take back is offered on one to one basis. This means a product can be returned when another one is bought. Please check with your chosen retailer for more details.


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