Many household appliances contain materials that may be hazardous to the environment – or to your health. Whenthe time comes to dispose of them, you'll need to know what the safest way is. In this guide, we'll go through what kind of dangerous materials you might find in some common appliances – and where to get rid of them.
Recently, regulations on what hazardous materials can be used in appliances have become stricter, but there are still some in use today that you need to watch out for. Older appliances are more likely to contain these kinds of things too, so you should take extra care with these.
Your local recycling centre will normally take these items from you, so that they can be adequately treated before the recycling process. Small household appliances, and things like light bulbs and batteries, are easily disposed of at these places.
For larger appliances, such as fridges and freezers, we can recycle them for you free of charge at your local Currys PC World. If you can't get it to a store, you can arrange for us to collect it at the same time as the delivery of your new kit.
Before disposing of any computers, laptops, tablets or mobile phones, you should make sure to remove any of your personal data from them.
Hopefully that's everything you need to know, but if you need any extra help, you can get in touch with our Team Knowhow Experts here.