How Do You Recycle Electronics Properly?
CAN YOU THROW ELECTRONICS IN THE BIN?
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Why Should I Recycle My Electronics?
The UK's biggest form of waste currently is unwanted electrical equipment.
With the current trend of fast turnover gadgets, repairing and recycling your electrical accessories can help save natural resources and the environment as a whole. If you do not recycle efficiently electrical equipment will end up in landfill sites leading to hazardous substance leaks causing pollution via soil and water contamination - harming the planet, wildlife and human health.
Some local authorities collect small electrical items as part of their kerbside collection, otherwise you can recycle these and larger items at selected retailers and at Household Waste Recycling Centres.
Lots of items fall into this category including alarm clocks; CD/DVD players and game consoles; small kitchen appliances such as kettles, toasters and blenders; personal grooming products like hairdryers, straighteners, electric toothbrushes and shavers; garden tools such as lawnmowers and shredders; other items such as lamps, torches, vacuum cleaners, phones, radios, TVs, printers, cameras and smoke alarms.
How To Look After Your Electrical Goods?
The best way to ensure your appliance has a long life is to follow the set up guidelines provided by the manufacturer after purchase.
You can also register your item at registermyappliance to ensure the manufacturer can contact you if a free safety repair is ever needed.
How Do You Dispose Of Electronics Safely?
Take care of your personal data and reduce the risk of it being used by someone else. Check the latest advice from the Information Commissioner's Office on deleting your data.
How Can I Recycle A Working Gadget?
If you have an electrical item that is still in good working condition, you could consider selling it, passing it on to someone else or donating it - some charity shops accept working electrical items for resale.