Harrow WEEE collection pilot
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment or WEEE waste is any broken or unwanted electrical or electronic equipment. It can be anything from a large washing machine to small items such as speaker, toaster or mobile phone – anything that requires mains power (via a plug or a charger) or battery power to work.
On average, each person in the UK buys 3 new electrical items every year – that’s about 170 million items across the UK. However, only a small number of the electrical items already in the home, whether they’re broken or just unwanted, end up being recycled. Many of us are not aware that items such as irons, toasters and mobile phones can be recycled so they just end up sitting unused in a cupboard or drawer, or are simply thrown in the bin.
All electrical items can be recycled and if they are sent for recycling, they can be turned into new products.
Many households are full of broken or unused small WEEE items. Disposing of WEEE waste properly is not only important for the environment but also enables the materials used within these items to be recycled.
About the pilot scheme
To help you get small unwanted electrical waste out of your house, we’ve partnered with Harrow Council to launch a WEEE home collection pilot scheme.
It’s being introduced to 11,000 households across 4 wards in Harrow for a one-off collection to increase the amount of small WEEE being recycled This will increase Harrow’s recycling rates and help the environment.