Recycle your old electricals
On average, each person in the UK buys three new electrical items each year on average, or 173 million nationally. Only a 35% of people believe electrical goods can be recycled. It is a waste to throw them away – because you can recycle them.
Kettle and mobile phones top the list for goods that have been replaced in the past year (29% have replaced a kettle and 25% a phone)
You can recycle your old electricals (no larger than a domestic toaster) at one of our new electrical recycling banks at the following sites:
- Castle Farm Leisure Centre, Fishponds Road, CV8 1EY
- ASDA, Chesterton Drive, CV31 1YD
- Kennedy Square, CV32 4SY
- Rugby Road Shopping Precinct, CV32 6AT
- Reardon Court shopping precinct, Woodloes Avenue South, CV34 5RN
- Tesco, Emscote Road, CV34 5QJ
- Warwick School, Myton Road, CV34 6PR
Alternatively, recycle large and small electrical items at one of these Household Recycling Centres:
Recycle all of these small electricals in the new banks...
Hairdryers, hair straighteners, electric toothbrushes, hair trimmers, shavers, hair curlers, facial saunas, power showers and more
Kettles, toasters, irons, blenders, sandwich toasters, coffee machines, whisks, bread makers, electric scales, smoothie makers and more...
Phones, mobiles phones, remote controls, chargers, radios, VCRs, digiboxes, speakers, hi-fi units, electronic toys and more...
Light bulbs, batteries, TV monitors, computers, cookers, washing machines, anything that won’t fit through the recycling bank chute.
Items should not be left beside the recycling bank as this will be classed as flytipping - a prosecutable offence.
Larger items should be taken to the Princes Drive or Cherry Orchard Household Recycling Centre.
Alternatively, we do offer a chargeable bulky collection service for larger items such as fridges, washing machines and televisions.
Where does it go?
The small electrical/ electronic items collected from the Banks are recycled by a Lincolnshire based company called BW Riddle.
At BW Riddle the material goes through a processing plant during which the WEEE items are broken up and the various grades of plastics and metals separated. These materials are then sent on to various outlets for further processing (smellting) or they go straight to be used in the manufacturing of new items.