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Recycle Electrical

In the UK an average householder owns 25 electrical or electronic appliances and, at present, only 10% of the electrical waste is currently recycled.

Find out how you can recycle your household electrical items in Ipswich...

Give & Take events

Come to our Give & Take events and reuse/recycle your unwanted items, or simply come along and take something away for free!

Bring along any unwanted small household items such as kettles, vacuum cleaners, TVs, hair dryers and straighteners, irons etc. All items will be PAT safety tested before being placed out for reuse.

Keep an eye on our events calendar for details on upcoming events.

Small electricals

You can help to recycle more small electrical items from your home by taking them to a local electrical recycling bank.

Electrical items should not be placed in your bins at home (black or blue).

Find your nearest electrical recycling bank

What can and cannot be taken to the recycling bank

Yes pleaseNo thank you
✓ Hair dryer/straighteners✗ Batteries
✓ Kettles✗ Cookers
✓ Toasters✗ Fridges/freezers
✓ Irons✗ Washing machines
✓ Food mixers✗ Tumble driers
✓ Small lamps✗ Microwave cookers
✓ Key boards✗ Vacuum cleaners
✓ Shavers✗ Lights bulbs
✓ DVD players✗ Computer monitors
✓ Clocks/clock radios✗ TVs
✓ Radios✗ Rubbish
✓ Small fans✗ Anything that will not fit into the chute
✓ Battery operated/electrical
✓ Toys
✓ Power tools
✓ Remote Controls
✓ Phones

Large electricals

We’ve partnered with Ipswich Furniture Project to provide a collection service within Ipswich for large electrical items.

Household electrical items larger than a microwave are collected free of charge, regardless of condition.

There are several options available if you have unwanted items that are still in good condition.

Please note that the Ipswich Furniture Project cannot collect commercial refrigeration/freezer and cooling/display units.

See Re-using large items for more information.