Recycle electrical items
You can dispose of your old household electronic equipment:
- At Townmead Road Reuse and Recycling Centre
- At libraries (small items only, excludes Kew, Hampton Wick and Reference Library)
- By booking a bulky waste collection
- Via retail outlets
Recycling at Townmead Road
Separate containers are provided:
- Large household appliances (like washing machines and cookers)
- Fridges and freezers
- Televisions and computer monitors
- Fluorescent tubes and energy efficient light bulbs (gas discharge lamps) - see the Recycle Now website for other disposal options
- Other WEEE (commonly called small WEEE) (for example: hair dryers or electric toothbrushes)
If you don't know which container to place your electrical items, ask a member of staff on site who will be happy to assist.
Recycling at libraries and via bulky waste collections
You can recycle handheld and other small waste electrical items from your home without charge:
- At all local libraries excluding Kew, Hampton Wick and the Reference Library, Richmond
- When you book a bulky waste or fridge/freezer collection
Please note: Twickenham Library will be closed between Monday 27 January and early April 2020 for refurbishment - small electrical containers have now been removed. You can still recycle small electrical items at other libraries in the borough.
Only domestic electrical items can be recycled and the size limit is 21cm x 19cm.
Small electrical items that can be recycled at libraries and via bulky waste collections include:
- Electric toothbrushes and tools
- Laptops and computer keyboards
- Desk fans
- Desk phones, mobile phones
- Electric shavers
- Hair driers
- Portable radios
- Hi-Fi / CD players
- DVD players
- Bread makers
- Slow cookers
- Food processors, blenders/juicers and other similar items
Small electrical items that cannot be recycled at libraries or via bulky waste collections include:
- Microwave ovens
- TVs and screens
- Fridges or fridge freezers
- Light bulbs or fluorescent lights
All waste electrical items can be recycled at no charge at all at Currys PC World stores. You do not have to make a purchase. They will also collect electrical items for recycling for a charge.
Other electrical retailers will take your old electrical items when you purchase a new one, but will usually charge for this service.
Retailers that sell significant quantities of batteries should also provide battery recycling containers for customers.
Updated: 08 September 2020