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Vapes cannot go in your rubbish or recycling bin. Like anything with a battery, cable or plug, vapes can and should be recycled. This is the same for all single-use vapes, rechargeable vapes and those that are rechargeable with a single-use chamber.

You can recycle vapes at any north London reuse and recycling centre (opens in a new window) or use a take back-scheme. 

At the reuse and recycling centre, if the vape has an easily-detachable battery, then you should separate it out and put the battery in the lithium battery bin and the rest in the small electricals bin. If not, you can put the vape straight into the small electricals bin with the battery attached.

Take-back schemes

With most take-back schemes, you are given a pack to post the vapes back for free. However, some of them also let you drop off vapes in stores. Here are a few options: