Small Electrical's Recycling Collection Point

Invitation to host a small electrical's recycling collection point

Make your community venue more environmentally friendly, help County Durham increase electrical recycling by hosting a collection point.

The council is launching a new and exciting recycling project to help recycle more small electrical's, also known as WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment), across the county. The project is aimed at increasing the recycling and reuse of small household electrical appliances. We are looking to work with a number of community venues to provide a collection base.

As part of the 12-month project, we will be placing collection points throughout the county with the aim to collect any small, broken, unwanted or old electrical and electronic items that are attached to a plug or powered by batteries.

If you are interested in hosting a collection point, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What can be recycled?

  • Free view boxes
  • CD players and radios
  • Remote controls
  • Electronic toys
  • Headphones
  • Hairdryers
  • Hair straighteners/Curling tongs
  • Hair trimmers
  • Electric shavers
  • Electric toothbrushes
  • Kettles
  • Digital alarm clocks
  • Irons
  • Toasters
  • Sandwich makers
  • Electric scales
  • Blenders
  • Power tools
  • Sat Navs
  • Digital cameras
  • Handheld game consoles Tablets and phones
  • Extension leads

If it’s not small enough to fit into a carrier bag, please take it to a household waste recycling centre.

Support available:

  • Each venue hosting the collection point will be offered a container. This will be emptied on a regular basis by us.
  • A free community talk on reducing waste and increasing recycling in County Durham.