Morden technology has given us several electrical appliances. Most people have different appliances, from washing machines to refrigerators, tablets, computers and phones. Whether you are one of those who always update their electrical items or not, you will need to dispose of some electrical items at some point.
Disposing electrical appliances raises different questions, and the task is usually huge. Statistics show that millions of phones get bought in the UK, and millions of phones require disposal with saturation in the market.
Most electrical appliances consist of metal and plastic mixed with small amounts of other materials, potentially harming the environment. Most of these appliances can be recycled to an extent, while others are reusable. People who buy second-hand products can use reusable devices or go to charitable organisations.
You can recycle certain electrical appliances like washing machines because the outer area consists mostly of metal, including the chassis and drum. The electrical motor windings are made from copper material and recyclable, but the logic board, circuit and plastic often give more issues to recycling.
Smaller electrical devices such as laptops, phones and tablets are mostly recyclable. WEEE (Waste Electrical and End of life Equipment) and IT, including televisions, phones, computers, and tablets, are under a new law enacted in 2014. This new law states that these items shouldn’t be in general waste.
Some manufacturers of these products usually offer people a valuable return for exchanging their old devices for recycling.
You may consider selling old, working gadgets on sites like Gumtree and eBay or donating the devices to charity shops that collect second-hand electrical appliances.
Fix and repair clubs are also becoming popular since the lockdown, and their reasons for this new idea include:
If donating, reselling or fixing an old electrical appliance isn’t an option, you can get professionals to dispose of them properly. At London Rubbish Clearance, we handle electrical appliance collection and disposal.
If you’re concerned about what happens to your electrical device when you contact us. Here it is.
You can call London Rubbish Clearance today on 020 37450854 or send us a Whatsapp or email to book our Electric Appliance Disposal services