Worried about electrical waste? You’re not alone, and yet at present it can still be difficult to find outlets where your old electrical equipment can be repaired, recycled, or responsibly disposed of. Here are some reuse and recycling projects and contacts that might be useful.
RecycleNow Electrical Items guide
Recycle now has some great advice on what to do with electrical items. More information is here.
Ealing has electrical recycling banks around the borough to drop things in. There is also a household collection for household small electrical items with charity donations
Ealing council has set up partnership with Traid to collect from households small electrical items along with charity donations. TRAID provides free home collections to residents living in the West London Waste Authority boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow and Richmond. TRAID will collect your unwanted textiles, clothes and shoes, and small Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) items. To book a collection and to find out more detail click here.
Donating or Trading-In
Some electrical equipment like phones and tablets may have value long after they are useful to you. Consider gifting them to someone in your family, trading them in, or donating them to charity. This might only be possible for devices that are still new enough to be able receive software updates from the manufacturer. The Consumer magazine “Which” have a useful article from 2021 here with more information.
In Ealing, we have a number of charities which accept some electrical Items: contact to find out more:
The British heart Foundation in West Ealing.
Oxfam on Ealing Green.
Call in advance to confirm your item will be welcome!