Declutter by ditching old and broken electrical goods

Release Date: 03 January 2018

Residents are encouraged to kick off 2018 by de-cluttering their old or broken electrical items.

Richmond Council and West London Waste Authority are hosting a recycling collection for old, unused, small electronic equipment from Monday 8 January through to Friday 12 January 2018. Residents can drop off their items at the Civic Centre, York Street, Twickenham from 9am to 5pm each day.

The event provides local residents with the opportunity to de-clutter their homes of broken or unwanted small electrical items such as alarm clocks, toys, kettles, and hair dryers.

Cllr Pamela Fleming, Cabinet Member for Environment, said:

“Any kind of electrical items that have batteries, a power plug or charger, or renewable power are welcome. Landfilling of waste and electrical equipment can be particularly dangerous as it contains hazardous substances such as mercury, lead, beryllium and cadmium.

“Recycling these items means fewer raw materials need to be used in the manufacture of new goods and precious metals are used again.”

For more information, go to the West London Waste Authority website or contact the Waste Minimisation Team at West London Waste Authority on 020 8825 6043 or email

Notes for editors

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Reference: P005/18

Updated: 31 January 2018