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You can dispose of your old household electronic equipment:

Bulky item and fridge freezer collections

If you book a bulky item or fridge freezer collection from your home, we can also collect and recycle small waste electrical items.

Only domestic electrical items can be recycled and the size limit is 21cm x 19cm.

We can collect:

  • Toasters
  • Kettles
  • 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

We cannot collect:

  • Hoovers
  • Microwave ovens
  • TVs and screens
  • Lawnmowers
  • Batteries
  • Light bulbs or fluorescent lights
  • Cables
  • Printers


All of the items listed in the previous section can be recycled at a Richmond library for free.

This excludes Kew, Hampton Wick and the Reference Library.

Townmead Road Reuse and Recycling Centre

Separate containers are provided at Townmead Road to recycle a range of electrical items.

Find out what you can recycle at Townmead Road.

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.

Other ways to recycle electrical items

There are a number of other ways to recycle your electrical items:

Updated: 19 December 2023

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