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Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling


Recycle your small electrical and battery operated items at your local collection point and give them a chance to become something new.

What you can recycle

Small electrical and battery items include:

  • Freeview boxes
  • CD players and radios
  • Remote controls
  • Electronic toys
  • Headphones
  • Hairdryers
  • Hair straighteners/Curling tongs
  • Hair trimmers
  • Electric shavers
  • Electric toothbrushes
  • Kettles
  • Digital alarm clocks
  • Irons
  • Toasters
  • Sandwich makers
  • Electric scales
  • Blenders
  • Power tools
  • Sat Navs
  • Digital cameras
  • Handheld game consoles
  • Tablets and phones
  • Extension leads

If the item you are looking to recycle isn't small enough to fit in a carrier bag, please recycle it at one of our Household Waste Recycling Centres.

We do not offer secure data removal or confidentiality of data, therefore it is your responsibility to ensure your information is removed before depositing any item for recycling or reuse.

Where the local collection points are

How to enter the competition

Recycle at your local collection point and enter our free monthly competition to be in with a chance to win a prize courtesy of our partners at AO.com.

To enter our monthly competition, contact us by email with the name of the item you recycled (e.g. kettle) and the collection point reference number (the container at each collection point has a number e.g. number 1). You will then be entered into that month's free prize draw. Winners will be picked at random and notified by email. Icon for pdf Terms and conditions (PDF, 125.3kb)   apply.

Items that are working and in good condition

If you have items that are unwanted but in working order/good condition, these can be donated to your local reuse charity. Visit Reusing furniture and household items or Recycle for County Durham on Facebook for more information.

How to recycle larger electrical items

Larger electrical items such as TVs and laptop computers can be recycled at any of the household waste recycling centres. Visit Recycling centres (tips) for more information.

Why you should recycle

For every item we recycle, we are reducing the need to use raw materials, which helps save energy and precious resources. Metal can be recycled endlessly, without loss of quality. Did you know, recycling just one toaster will create enough steel to make 25 new cans?

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