Renfrewshire Council

Electrical items

The Household Waste and Recycling Centres throughout Renfrewshire are equipped to take electrical goods.

Includes: Alarm clocks; CD/DVD/Cassette players and game consoles; small kitchen appliances such as kettles, toasters, food mixers and blenders, microwave ovens; personal grooming products like hairdryers, straighteners, curling tongs, electric toothbrushes and shavers; garden tools such as lawnmowers, hedge trimmers and leaf blowers/shredders; other items such as lamps, torches, vacuum cleaners, telephones, mobiles, radios, TV's, printers, camcorders and smoke alarms.  For larger electrical items like fridges, freezers and washing machines - see White Goods.

If possible, please consider repairing your electrical appliances. A simple repair could give an item a new lease of life and save you money too, especially on those more expensive electrical items.

Check online for advice on how to make repairs yourself or to check whether it might be a simple and cheap repair for an expert to do, e.g.  and offer free information for repairing a range of electrical items.  If you are unsure and are looking for someone to fix it for you why not visit the councils Trusted Trader Scheme webpage, and see if one of the registered traders can help

Offer your unwanted electrical items to friends and family.

Why not call our partners at local charity collection Project Oskar? They will come and collect your items so that they can be re-used within the Renfrewshire community. Call them on 0141 847 6626 or visit the Oskar's website for a full list of what they collect. All items donated are cleaned or refurbished before displaying them for sale at 55 Clark Street, Paisley, PA3 1QS.

You can call the National Re-use Phoneline  to donate your electrical items on 0800 0665 820

Electrical items can be donated to some charity shops.

Pass on items for free at places such as Freecycle and Freegle or sell them on websites like eBay and Gumtree.

Renfrewshire Council offers a special uplift service for householders and commercial premises across Renfrewshire. We collect a variety of items from residents and businesses that are unable to deal with these items themselves. You can arrange a special uplift by calling us.