Electrical and electronic recycling
Buying a new electrical or electronic item from us? From 1st January 2021, as part of our commitment to reducing the amount of unwanted electrical waste being incinerated or sent to landfill sites, we’ll ensure your old electricals are recycled. Everything with a plug, battery or cable can be recycled or turned into something useful.
Your options are:
1. In-store electrical and electronic recycling
For a better way to part with any broken or unwanted goods, drop off any small electrical and electronic products in one of our stores for free - that way you can be sure they’ll be recycled responsibly. We’ll also take light bulbs, fluorescent tubes and batteries in our recycling units. You’ll find them near our checkouts. For any larger products, we can help dispose of them responsibly in store if you’ve bought a like-for-like product from B&Q within the last 28 days. Simply speak to a colleague in store.
2. Electrical waste home collection
We’ll also collect any large electrical or electronic (EE) products from your home if you’ve bought a like-for-like product from B&Q within the last 28 days. All eligible EE products will be highlighted on our product pages. (Please note, electrical waste home collection is not applicable to the Channel Islands or Isle of Man. You’re welcome to drop off any small electrical and electronic products in one of our stores though.) You can also ﬁnd local recycling points for your old electricals here.