Small electrical items

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Repair your electrical goods

Use the Repair Directory to find your local electrical repair shop.

A joint initiative between Restart, the West London Waste Authority and other boroughs, the directory is a growing list of local repair businesses across London. It’s a quick and easy way to find reliable suppliers that can get faulty gadgets and devices up and running again.

You can also join a restart party and take your devices to our local volunteer fixing group West Central London Fixers, or even volunteer yourself.

Whether it's a smashed phone, silent alarm or faulty toaster, granting our old electrical gems a second life can:

Recycle your electrical goods

Bring your small electrical items to be recycled at one of the 17 recycling sites across the borough. These are known as WEEE banks.

External bank locations:

  • Peterborough Road junction with Sulivan Court, SW6 3DL
  • Eel Brook Common, New King's Road, SW6 4SG
  • Entrance to Waitrose Car Park, Heckfield Place, SW6 5BE
  • Durrell Road junction with Fulham Park Road, SW6 5LQ
  • Dawes Road/Junction of Aintree Street, SW6 7QZ
  • Outside Clem Attlee Estate, opposite Norman Croft Primary School, Lillie Road, SW6 7RZ
  • Brackenbury Road junction with Goldhawk Road, W6 0BQ
  • Beside Premier Inn, King Street, W6 9LU
  • Uxbridge Road, opposite Askew Crescent, Uxbridge Road, W12 0NE
  • Outside the Egyptian House, 95 Bloemfontein Road, W12 7DA
  • North End Rd, Near Lytton Estate (Bus stop R), Hammersmith and fulham, W14 0SJ

Internal bin locations:

  • Fulham Library, 598 Fulham Road, SW6 5NX
  • Hammersmith Library, Shepherds Bush Road, W6 7AT
  • Old Oak Housing Association, 43-45 Erconwald Street, W12 0BP
  • Shepherds Bush Library, 6 Wood Lane, W12 7BF
  • Askew Road Library, 87/91 Askew Road, W12 9AS
  • Avonmore Library and Community Centre, North End Crescent, W14 8TG

The banks accept unwanted (working or broken) small, portable electrical items such as:

  • electrical tools
  • radios
  • hair dryers
  • kettles
  • computer keyboards
  • small laptops
  • mobile phones.

Some retailers will also accept your small electrical appliances for recycling when you buy new ones. Visit the Recycle Now website to find out which stores offer a take-back service.

For larger items that will not fit easily into the bins and banks visit recycling larger electrical appliances and white goods.

Did you know?

  • On average, each person in the UK buys 2.8 new electrical items a year.
  • Over 27 million mobile phones were sold in the UK over the past year which is equal to nearly 3,500 tonnes of electrical waste.
  • In the past year, nearly 173 million electrical items were sold in the UK.

You can save money by recycling your electrical appliances!

Electrical appliances are mostly made of plastic and metal, with small amounts of many other substances, some of which may harm the environment. Reusing and recycling is the best way to reduce the environmental impact of these products.