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Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

10 March 2016

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WEEE is waste electrical and electronic equipment. It covers most things with a plug or battery, including household items such as:
  • white goods
  • televisions
  • battery-powered toys
  • fluorescent tubes and low energy light bulbs


WEEE equipment cannot be sent to landfill and must be recycled through an approved and licensed treatment plant



Recycling centres offer recycling facilities for WEEE, with containers and storage areas clearly marked with bright pink signs.

Small electrical equipment 

Smaller items such as electric toothbrushes, hairdryers and radios can be taken to recycling centres or WEEE and textiles banks. Please put the items in a carrier bag before placing them in a bank.

Collection of bulky or heavy items

If your items are too large for you to take to a recycling centre, your local district or borough council will be able to arrange a collection. There may be a charge for this service.

Donate for reuse

Items can be donated to your nearest reuse organisation or offered on freecycle.