When buying new appliances, look out for energy efficiency information. A good rating (e.g. A) cuts down on electricity running costs.
Some charity shops and reuse projects sell and accept donations of electrical items. Check with your local shop. See CHARITY SHOPS, check the Edinburgh Charity Shop and Reuse Map on the Changeworks website or request a copy:
Advertise for free items you would like to give away or items wanted on Gumtree, Freegle or Freecycle. See Exchange schemes.
Repair when possible. For local contacts check the Yellow Pages or see W: www.yell.com.
Both large and small electrical items (anything with a plug or a battery, including items such as irons, kettles, electric toothbrushes etc.) can be taken to the Community Recycling Centres. See COMMUNITY RECYCLING CENTRES.
The Special Uplift Service in Edinburgh can be used to recycle electrical items if you are unable to take them to one of the Community Recycling Centres. There is likely to be a charge for this service.
T: 0131 529 3030
PC World and Currys will accept any unwanted electrical item even if it wasn’t bought there.
Please find out more about recycling unwanted electricals at the PC World website below.