Electrical Appliance Recycling & Disposal

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive) was introduced into UK law in January 2007 by the Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment Regulations 2006. This Directive aims to reduce the amount of electrical and electronic equipment being produced and to encourage everyone to reuse, recycle and recover it.

By keeping electrical items separate from other waste they can be reused if they are in good condition. If  an item is not in good working order the item can be treated, and the hazardous substances. The recycling of electrical waste saves sending large amounts of toxic to landfill.

What should residents do to get rid of their Electrical Waste?

To get rid of an unwanted electrical item you can:

  • take old appliances to their local Household Waste and Recycling Centre (Loscoe Taylor Lane)
  • arrange for Amber Valley Borough Council to collect the equipment (please read section on Large or Bulky Waste Collections)
  • arrange for an electrical retailer delivering new equipment to take away the old appliance


If you are unable to take your electrical household waste to the Household Waste and Recycling Centre. Amber Valley Borough Council can remove large unwanted items from your home. For more information and the list of prices for this service please visit large or bulky waste collections section.

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