A kettle being placed in an electrical waste container.

Electrical and electronic items

'Electrical' items are things that need a batteries or plug to work. If you want to get rid of something electrical, there are lots of options:

Repair services

Find an electrical repairer near you using The Restart Project's Electrical Repair Directory. You can also repair things for free by taking them to a Restart Party.

If only one part of something has broken, try contacting the manufacturer to get a replacement part. It can be a really cheap and quick solution.

Sell it or give it away

If your electrical item could be used by someone else, there are loads of ways to sell it. This is also good for the environment because it helps reduce the number of new things from being made. Search online, or try one of these options:

You can also give things away for free on these sites, or visit our page on second hand shopping for more suggestions.

Worried about someone getting your personal information?

If you're selling or giving away, check out the article, How to delete your personal data

Recycle it

Small and medium-sized things

If you've got something small or medium-sized to recycle, use the Recycle Your Electricals search function to find a place to take them.

If you live in Camden or Waltham Forest, your Council might collect small electrical items and batteries straight from your door.

Big things

Bring large electrical items to a north London reuse and recycling centre.

If you live in Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Islington and Waltham Forest, the company Clearabee will collect large electrical items for free. Book a collection on the Clearabee website, or call 0330 088 1085, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

Another way to recycle a large electrical item is to book a large items collection from your local council. These are sometimes called 'bulky waste' collections. Councils usually charge a small amount of money for this service.