Small electrical items, ranging from kitchen appliances such as kettles and toasters, personal care items including hairdryers and shavers, DIY tools, for instance drills and power tools, and even mobile phones and chargers, torches and toys, radios and computers can be reused or recycled rather than ending up in landfill.
Items that are in working order and good condition can be reused by taking them to your local charity shop and furniture reuse organisation which accepts small electricals. The items will then be PAT tested to determine safety before being sold. Find your local charity and furniture reuse organisation accepting small electricals here.
Broken electrical items can be taken to your local household waste recycling centre. Electrical delivered to the sites are broken down and shredded into the different materials which are then used to produce new materials. Find your local household waste recycling centre here.
The stickers, showing some of the different items that can be reused and recycled, have been produced due to funding received from the WEEE local project fund to encourage residents to recycle unwanted electrical items.