Small electrical recycling
Got any small electrical items you no longer use? You can recycle them in one of the ways described below.
Twice a year a small electrical recycling day is held. The next recycling day will be held on Saturday 25 March 2017 at Bracknell Leisure Centre from 10am to midday and at Sandhurst Sports Centre 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.
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|
|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.