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 collection
The Council offers collections for large items like TVs, fridges and washing machines. Collections must be booked in advance.
Bulky electrical and electronic items
Clearabee offer free collections of bulky waste electrical and electronic equipment. They do not remove small electronic items through this service - these can be taken to electrical banks in the borough.
Small items - take them to a recycling bank
There are also 17 banks for items like phones, toasters, kettles, irons and DVD players. Your items need to be smaller than 28cm by 23cm to fit into the banks.
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.