WEEE recycling, or waste electronic and electrical equipment recycling is a law aimed at reducing the amount of harmful electrical products dumped in landfills that negatively affect the environment. All electronic devices have to carry the crossed-out bin symbol which indicates the correct method of disposal and highlights the potential harm to the environment.
You can find on-road WEEE recycling banks and reuse centres (tips) throughout London. Using local council data and FOI requests we’ve created a map of all available WEEE recycling locations in each borough of London, which you can find using the map below. Simply enter your local area to find your closest recycling points.
Electrical recycling helps the environment by converting used materials into new products. This reduces the need for raw materials to be extracted via methods such as mining and forestry.
WEEE recycling banks, sometimes referred to as mini recycling centres, are often on-road recycling points featured across a large number of London Boroughs. Featured in grey with purple writing, recycling banks will accept all small handheld electrical items that are unwanted or no longer work. Accepted items include electrical tools, hairdryers, kettles, laptops and mobile phones.
Reuse and recycling centres are council-run sites that take bulkier items and small electrical appliances. Each site has its own rules depending on the local council that runs the site, so it’s best to check what they accept and their opening times.
You can find a full list of WEEE recycling banks and reuse centres throughout London below.