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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 in Islington can book a free collection from their property of large electrical items from Clearabee. This service is managed by the North London Waste Authority.

You can request a free collection by calling Clearabee on 0330 088 1085 or book online.

As a guide, large electricals are items bigger than a microwave that will not fit into the borough’s electrical collection banks.

Please note, to cancel a booking, you can either reply to the booking email or email Clearabee on with your booking reference number.

For more information please visit Wise up to waste 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 Wise up to waste 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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