Small electrical recycling

Got any small electrical items you no longer use? You can recycle them in one of the ways described below.

Recycling days

Twice a year a small electrical recycling day is held. The next recycling day will be held on Saturday 16 September 2017 at:

  • Bracknell Leisure Centre from 10am to midday
  • Sandhurst Town Council from 1pm to 3pm

Your small electricals will be stripped down and the electrical appliance components can be used in circuit boards and electric motors. Scrap metal can be extracted and melted down to form new metal-based components. When recycled, one iron contains enough steel to produce 13 steel cans.

We will also be collecting clothing again. We can accept all clothing, handbags, belts, shoes in pairs, linens, blankets and towels. Please do not bring any duvets as we cannot recycle these.

You can get reward points for recycling your small electrical items and clothing on recycling days. Visit our recycling incentive scheme page for more information about this scheme.

Collection points

Residents can take small electrical items to two trial collection points at the offices of Winkfield Parish Council and Sandhurst Town Council. For opening times of each location please go to the website for Winkfield Parish Council or Sandhurst Town Council.

Type of items accepted

Items that will be accepted are those that will easily fit in a standard supermarket carrier bag. This doesn't include items that have screens such as laptops, notebooks or ipads. The table below includes some examples of what can and cannot be accepted:

Yes please No thank you
Hairdryers, hair straighteners, curling tongs Microwaves
Kettles, irons TVs
Toasters and sandwich toasters PC monitors
Blenders and mixers White goods and large appliances
Calculators Laptops and notebooks
Games consoles, DVD, Blu ray and video players Hedge cutters and chainsaws
Electric toothbrushes, shavers, epilators Strimmers
Mobile phones and cameras Lawnmowers/Flymos
Table or desk lamps Floor standing lamps
MP3 players, CD players, Walkmans, portable radios Large home stereo systems

Please note that the list above is by no means definitive.

Bulky waste collections

With a paid-for bulky collection up to three small electrical items from the 'Yes please' column can also be taken at no extra cost - for more information please see the bulky collection page. Items in the 'No thank you' column can be collected if paid for as a bulky item.

Longshot Lane Recycling Centre

All items listed can also be taken to Longshot Lane Household Waste Recycling Centre.

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