Recycle your old electricals with us

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As part of our commitment to reducing the amount of electrical waste being incinerated or sent to landfill sites, we’ll recycle your old electricals free of charge when you buy new ones.

When you buy a new electrical or electronic item from us, we'll recycle the one you’re replacing for free. Simply bring the old electrical item in within 28 days of purchasing the new one, show us the receipt for the new electrical item and we’ll do the rest.

You can also find local recycling points for your old electricals here.

Why recycle?

Electrical and electronic equipment is now the fastest growing waste stream in the UK and across the world.

Recycling and reusing unwanted electricals can help save the planet, boost the economy and improve lives. Not only that, electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) contains materials, parts and substances which can be dangerous to the environment and harmful to human health if not disposed of correctly.

Discover the impact of reusing and recycling your electricals here.

What can I recycle?

Anything with a plug, battery or cable can be recycled or reused. The materials from recycled electricals can be used in everything from children’s playgrounds to lifesaving equipment, while donated tech can help bridge the digital divide.

Crossed-out-wheelie-bin-symbol.PNGYou’ll find this symbol on all your electrical items. It is a reminder to recycle your old electricals, rather than binning them. 

We can help to reduce electrical waste

Every year, the national Recycle Your Electricals campaign supports organisations and individuals to collect, reuse and recycle thousands of tonnes of old electrical and electronic equipment. Together we can stop precious resources from being lost forever, save lives and help protect the planet.

When you return your old electricals to an East of England Co-op store they will go to a recycling plant for processing and separation into individual materials, so they can be turned into new, more useful things.

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is regulated by the UK Government. Find out more here.