Recycling collections

We are committed to recycling as much of our residents' waste as possible by providing free and easy-to-use weekly collections.

Small electricals recycling

Take your small electricals to one of our libraries, where they will be collected and taken away for recycling.

How are electronics recycled?

If you've ever wondered what happens when you recycle your old electrical items - wonder no more! HypnoCat is here to explain the whole process from top to tail.

Participating libraries

Graphic of pink recycling wheelie bin for small electricals
You can drop off your small electricals into a pink recycling bin at any of the following libraries.

Important: Batteries should be disposed of separately in battery recycling points in the borough.  

Accepted items

  • Cables and plugs 
  • Small kitchen appliances, such as kettles, toasters and blenders
  • Personal grooming products, such as hairdryers, straighteners, electric toothbrushes
  • Power tools, such as drills and sanders
  • Small household electricals, such as alarm clocks and radios, CD and DVD players, games consoles, small speakers and headphones
  • Personal technology, such as mobile phones, laptops and tablets, and cameras - remember to remove personal data and memory cards

Please note: There is a size limit of 25cm x 25cm, which is roughly equivalent to a 4-slice toaster.

Items not accepted

  • Microwaves
  • Large electrical items, such as floor lamps, fridges and freezers, and vacuum cleaners
  • Lawnmowers
  • Lightbulbs
  • TVs
  • Vapes and e-cigarettes 

Working in partnership with Recycle Your Electricals (opens new window).

Page last updated: 06 Mar 2024