Old and broken small electrical goods may now be recycled from home in the Hastings area. 

Items should be put into a standard-size carrier bag and placed on top of either waste or recycling bins on collection day – please remove batteries if possible and place them in a separate bag as they can cause fires.

Recyclable electricals include:
• Smartphones, smart watches and charging cables
• Kettles, toasters, blenders and other small kitchen appliances
• Electric shavers, electric toothbrushes and hair dryers
• Laptops, tablets and small games consoles
• Small speakers and remote controls
• Electric tools.

Larger items, such as household white goods, should go to the Hastings area household recycling site at Freshfields Lane, Bulverhythe.

Old electrical items are one of the fastest growing waste streams in the UK. When recycled they provide a new lease of life to precious metals such as gold, copper, steel and aluminium, which can turned into everything from solar panels to new electronics.

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