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Recycling electrical items

Do you have an electrical item you no longer want? Don't bin it, bring it!

Like most people, you probably recycle much of your household waste. But what about your old electricals? If they're broken or unwanted, do you leave them to gather dust in a loft or cupboard, or throw them away? Not many people realise that many of these items can be reused, repaired or recycled.

Has your laptop lost its chips? Is your toaster toast? Or maybe your power drill has ground to a halt?
We want all your unloved laptops, PCs, small kitchen appliances, electric gardening tools and old games consoles. Once received we will reuse, repair or recycle them.

Why do you want me to donate my electrical items to Swansea Council?

  1. Every electrical item you donate to us will firstly be carefully assessed to see if it's in working order. If possible it will be resold in Tip Treasures - reuse shop  at our recycling centre in Llansamlet. All the money raised goes towards educational projects run by the recycling team.
  2. Any items that cannot be sold on or repaired will be broken down into individual components to be reused.
  3. If we cannot repair, reuse or sell your donated items, only then will we recycle them to make more new products.

You can donate the following small electrical items for reuse, repair or recycling,

Electronic devices

  • Phones
  • PCs
  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • Digiboxes
  • Televisions
  • Monitors
  • Radios
  • DVD players
  • Speakers

Electrical appliances

  • Kettles
  • Toasters
  • Irons
  • Blenders
  • Coffee machines
  • Bread makers
  • Microwaves
  • Lamps
  • Sewing machines

Electrical personal care

  • Hair dryers
  • Hair straighteners
  • Hair curlers
  • Hair trimmers

DIY and garden electricals

  • Drills
  • Power tools
  • Strimmers/blowers
  • Garden shears

You can bring your small electricals to one of Swansea's 5 Household Waste Recycling Centres:

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