Small electrical goods recycling

Many retailers have recovery schemes for electrical items.

You can take small electrical items to the tip to be recycled, or you can visit one of our local recycling days or local recycling points.

Local recycling days for small electrical items

Twice a year a small electrical recycling day is held.

Next recycling day

When: Saturday 21 September 2024

Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm

Where: John Nike Stadium car park, Bracknell Leisure Centre, South Hill Road, RG12 7NN

What items:

  • small electricals
  • clothing

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, 1 iron contains enough steel to produce 13 steel cans.

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

If you attend one of our recycling days you can collect 500 reward points for recycling your small electrical items. Don’t forget to take your e+ card with you and get it scanned.

Local small electrical recycling points

Crowthorne Parish Council, Sandhurst Town Council, Warfield Parish Council and Winkfield Parish Council have made arrangements for local residents to take small electrical items to collection points at their offices any time they are open.

Unfortunately you cannot be credited with any recycling points.

For opening hours of the parish and town councils, go to the relevant website:

You can also take your small electricals to the collection point at Time Square Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm.

Bulky waste collections

With a paid-for bulky collection up to 3 small electrical items can also be taken at no extra cost.

What small items we accept

As a general rule we can take small electrical items if they can easily fit in a standard supermarket carrier bag. This doesn't include items that have screens such as laptops, notebooks or tablets. Items we do not accept can be taken to the tip at Longshot Lane.

What we can and cannot accept as small electricals
Yes, please No, thank you
blenders and mixers garden strimmers
calculators hedge cutters
electric toothbrushes, shavers and epilators lamps (floor standing)
games consoles, DVD, Blu ray and video players laptops, notebooks and tablets
hairdryers, hair straighteners, curling tongs large home stereo systems
irons lawnmowers or Flymos
kettles microwaves
lamps (table or desk) PC monitors
mobile phones and cameras TVs
MP3 players, CD players and portable radios white goods
vapes chainsaws
toasters and sandwich toasters large appliances

Battery recycling

Batteries in household bins can cause fires which puts our collection crews at risk, delays collection times and puts a strain on the fire service.

By recycling batteries correctly, we can prevent these dangerous incidents from happening. Batteries processed in the right way can be used to make new batteries or other metal products.

Batteries are easily recyclable in Bracknell Forest with recycling boxes in most supermarkets and local shops, as well as the recycling centres at Longshot Lane and Smallmead.

Use the online tool to find your nearest battery recycling point.