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Recycling small electricals and mobile phones

Electricals are classified as hazardous waste as they can contain toxic components and should be disposed of separately from ordinary waste.

Where to take your appliances

You can donate your device, whether it is working or not, it can be taken to Catbytes. Their team repair the devices, and perform factory resets of mobile phones and tablets, so they can be loaned out at the library. 

Donate a device.

The full list of devices accepted are: 

  • laptops
  • tablets
  • desktops
  • monitors,
  • smart phones
  • chargers for smartphones
  • mice
  • keyboards
  • power cables and connecting cables
  • mini wifi hubs that can provide internet access

Little Lives UK are also taking donations on unwanted mobile phones and tablets to go towards children and families in London who need them.

Donate a device to Little Lives UK.

Alternatively, you can dispose of broken or unwanted small electrical items at our small appliance banks at:

  • 36 Sydenham Hill, Sydenham, SE26 6SL

  • St Norbert Road / Turnham Road (opposite shops), SE4 2HH

  • Junction of Sydenham Road and Porthcawe Road, SE26 5SF

  • Junction of Leyland Road and Eltham Road, SE12 8DU

The electricals will be collected and taken to SWEEEP to be recycled.

What items are accepted

The below items are accepted at the council run small appliance banks.

Yes please

No thanks

  • phones
  • remote controls
  • VCRs
  • cookers
  • digiboxes
  • washing machines
  • electronic toys
  • kettles
  • hairdryers

  • mini stereos

  • electric toothbrushes

  • shavers

  • small kitchen appliances

  • irons

  • small DIY tools

  • clocks

  • any other small electrical items