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How to recycle electrical appliances

Find out how you can recycle your electrical items.

Small electrical appliances

Any household electrical and electronic item that operates on a battery or has a plug and is smaller than 60cm in length and under 30cm in width and height, can be put in our on-street small electrical appliances recycling bins.

Image of bin for small electrical appliances


The locations of our recycling bins for electrical appliances are:


  • Lisson Street, junction with Salisbury Street, NW1 8AT  
  • Park Road, junction with Alpha Close, NW1 7JP
  • Boston Place, junction with Taunton Place, NW1 6EY
  • Marylebone Road, opposite Council House, NW1 5PT  


  • Carlton Vale, at entrance to Paddington Recreation Ground, NW6 5EU 
  • Kilburn Park Road, junction with Randolph Gardens, NW6 5SN 


  • Aberdeen Place, junction with Cunningham Place, NW8 8JR  
  • Acacia Road, junction with St .John’s Wood, NW8 6AD
  • Lisson Grove, junction with Rossmore Rd, NW8 8TB
  • Springfield Road, junction with Abbey Road, NW8 0AE
  • Wellington Place, off Wellington Road, NW8 7PB
  • Broadley Street, junction with Salisbury Street, NW8 8DE


  • Chichester Street, junction with Claverton Street, SW1V 3AY
  • Ebury Square, behind Belgravia Police Station, SW1W 9ST
  • Gillingham Street, junction with Belgrave Rd, SW1V 1HU
  • Erasmus Street, junction with Cureton Street, SW1P 4HX
  • Horseferry Road, outside St. John's Gardens, SW1P 2AF
  • Tachbrook Street, junction with Bessborough Street, SW1V 2JA
  • Sutherland Row, junction with Sutherland Street, SW1V 4JT  


  • Cavendish Square (South West Corner), W1G 0PR
  • Marylebone High Street (opposite no. 57), W1U 4RW
  • Paddington Street, outside Paddington Street Gardens, W1U 5QR


  • Edgware Road opposite to junction with Frampton Street (adjacent to Parson's House), W2 1BT 
  • Lancaster Gate, outside Spire House, W2 3NS  
  • Cleveland Terrace, junction with Gloucester Terrace, W2 6DU  
  • Westbourne Park Road, junction with Shrewsbury Road, W2 5PR  
  • Great Western Road, opposite Westbourne Park tube station,  W2 5UF 
  • Moscow Road, outside LEB Sub Station, W2 4JS
  • St Mary’ Terrace, opposite Fleming Court, W2 1SU


  • Harrow Road, opposite the Police Station, W9 3RD  
  • Harrow Road, junction with Sutherland Avenue, W9 2HT  
  • Maida Vale, junction with Elgin Avenue, W9 1JU  
  • Sutherland Avenue, junction with Maida Vale, W9 1UP  
  • Warwick Avenue, outside the tube station,  W9 2PT


  • Harrow Road, junction with Fourth Avenue, opposite the Queen’s Park library, W10 4NE

What you can put in the small appliance recycling banks

You can use our recycling banks for:

  • phones and chargers
  • remote controls
  • VCRs
  • digiboxes
  • electronic toys
  • kettles
  • hairdryers
  • electric toothbrushes
  • shavers
  • hair straighteners
  • irons
  • small DIY tools
  • clocks
  • radios
  • cables
  • keyboards, mice, speakers etc

Please note that electrical items need to be under 60cm in length and under 30cm in width and height.

Do not place other items such as clothes, batteries, and lightbulbs in the banks.

What you can't put in the recycling banks

You can't use the recycling bins for:

  • TV monitors
  • computers*
  • light bulbs
  • batteries
  • anything that will not fit in the chute (over 40 cm or 16" in size)

* Although computers can be recycled in these bins, there have been cases of theft from the bins. We are not liable for the theft of personal data from your equipment if placed in the recycling bins. We recommend that to recycle your computer, you use your retailer's take back scheme, arrange a bulky waste collection with us, or take your computer to the household waste recycling centre at Smugglers Way.

Other options

Electrical appliances that are in a good working condition can be donated or given to someone else.

You may be able to trade in your gadgets or mobile phones. Please visit Recycle Now for more information about what you can do with your phone.

Published: 8 January 2021

Last updated: 29 November 2023