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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

Due to the high demand for the kerbside electrical waste collection service, Clearabee are unable to take bookings until after 31 March 202 until further notice.

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.

Residents can book online for the removal of some electrical items

Residents can book online for a free collection of some large reusable electrical items at:

  • Bright Sparks a local community organisation that collects reusable furniture, household goods and small electrical items.
  • Freegle to give away and seek unwanted goods in your local area.
  • TippTapp your item is in a good condition someone who can reuse it will pick it up at no cost.

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

  • Bright Sparks shop, 176 Seven Sisters Road, London, N7 7PX (Due to health and safety restrictions, drop off for small electrical items is suspended until further notice)
  • 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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