Electrical and electronic items are anything with wires, plugs, or that use batteries. Find out if you can recycle your electrical and electronic items at home, or where to take them with the recycling search tool.

Yes please (if you have a collection from home or at your local community recycling centre):

  • Headphones
  • E-cigarette tips
  • Electrical toys including games consoles
  • Mobile phones
  • Household appliances like irons, hairdryers, toasters, microwaves, radios
  • Batteries
  • Computers, equipment and screens - check your local collection, as these aren't always accepted
  • Smoke detectors and monitors
  • Low energy light bulbs - please take to your local community recycling centre

Yes please (for a charge from home or at your local community recycling centre):

  • Televisions
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Larger appliances and white goods like fridges and cookers

It is important to recycle or reuse electrical and electronic items as they are hazardous and can't be thrown in your rubbish.

How to reuse or recycle electrical items

  • Working items can be donated to the Surrey Reuse Network or a local charity or advertised through a free community exchange scheme such as Freecycle or Freegle.
  • Visit the recycling page to see if your local borough or district council will collect small electrical items from your home. Or if they will collect bulky items for a fee.
  • There are recycling banks for small electrical items at some locations across the county.
  • All of our community recycling centres accept electrical and electronic goods, including large items.
  • Many stores will take away old electrical and electronic items if you've bought a new one.

Links to local recycling services and to the recycling centres can be seen in the 'Recycling services' box on this page.

How are electrical items recycled?