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Anything with a plug, battery or cable can be reused or recycled.

There are several options available for residents to dispose of old household electronic equipment:

Community recycling banks

You can recycle small domestic electrical items for free at 30 convenient banks around the borough.

View the list of locations below to find out which of our 20 new bright pink banks is nearest to you. These have been provided by not-for-profit Material Focus as part of their Recycle Your Electricals campaign.

You can also recycle these small electricals for free at 10 local libraries, excluding Kew and the Reference Library.

The size limit for items is 21cm x 19cm - this is up to the size of a two-slice toaster.

What you can and can't recycle

You can recycle:

  • Toasters
  • Kettles
  • Electric toothbrushes and tools
  • Laptops and computer keyboards
  • Cables
  • Desk fans
  • Desk phones, mobile phones
  • Electric shavers
  • Hair dryers
  • Portable radios
  • Hi-Fi and CD players
  • DVD players
  • Bread makers
  • Slow cookers
  • Food processors, blenders, juicers and other similar items

You cannot recycle:

  • Vapes
  • Hoovers
  • Microwave ovens 
  • TVs and screens
  • Lawnmowers
  • Loose batteries 
  • Light bulbs or fluorescent lights
  • Printers


Community recycling banks can be found at the following locations:

  • 21 Petersham Road, TW10 6UT (public recycling site)
  • Outside Richmond Park Academy, Hertford Avenue, SW14 8EH
  • 23 Sheen Road, Richmond, TW9 1BN (opposite Waitrose)
  • 83 Bush Road, Kew, TW9 3AH (public recycling site just off Kew Green)
  • Opposite Marshgate Primary School, 157 Queens Road, TW9 1XF
  • Station Approach, Kew, TW9 3QD (near Kew Gardens Underground Station)
  • Holly Road car park, TW1 4HF
  • 19 Richmond Road (recycling area near York House), Twickenham, TW1 3AB
  • Beside Lidl, junction of South Road and Hampton Road, TW2 5NT
  • 49 High Street Hampton Hill, TW12 1NH (next to Holly Road bus stop)
  • Sainsbury’s, The Avenue, TW12 3RN (recycling area in car park)
  • Taylor Close car park, Hampton Hill, TW12 3RN
  • Elmfield Avenue, Teddington, TW11 8EG (public recycling site)
  • Kingston Road, junction with Atbara Road, TW11 9JP
  • Teddington Station, Station Road, TW11 9AD
  • Old Deer Park car park, TW9 2RA
  • Hampton Green, TW12 2AL (public recycling site)
  • Percy Road, corner of Newfield Close, TW12 2LB
  • Lonsdale Road, opposite Windermere Court, SW13 9AS
  • Whitton Library car park, TW2 7BD

Kerbside collections

Households that currently receive kerbside recycling collections can easily recycle small electrical items, from the list above, from home.

Simply present used, broken and unwanted small electrical items next to your weekly mixed container black box collections, in a standard-size, open carrier bag. 

Bulky item and fridge freezer collections

You can book a bulky item collection to get large free standing electrical goods collected. 

We also provide a fridge freezer collection service.

When you book any of these collections, we can also pick up and recycle small electrical items for free.

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.

Donate or exchange items

Consider donating, selling, sharing or repairing your electrical item if it’s still in good condition. There are plenty of local resources available to support.

Other ways to recycle electrical items

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

Updated: 13 May 2024

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