Old and broken electrical items may seem worthless, but in fact they are full of valuable materials like gold and zinc.
The plastics and metals in waste electrical items are separated and sent to be recycled.
You can recycle batteries at all Hackney libraries.
Large items - book a free collection
The Council offers free collections for large items like TVs, fridges and washing machines. Collections must be booked in advance.
Small items - take them to a recycling bank
There are also 17 banks for items like phones, toasters, kettles, irons and DVD players.
Cables, plugs, chargers and remote controls can all be recycled too.
See the map below for locations:
Don't bin it, fix it
Hackney Fixers runs free, fun restart parties to help you fix electrical and electronic goods.
Find the next party on their website. While you are there check out repair tips or find a local repairer on the repair map.