What do I do with electrical items / appliances?

Electrical recycling symbol

We can collect small electrical items through the recycling and waste collections service. Items must not be larger than an A4 sheet of paper. Larger electrical items can be taken to a Recycling and Waste Centre.

Examples of small electrical items we can collect are:

  • Electric shavers
  • Hairdryers
  • Irons
  • Kettles
  • Power tools
  • Radios
  • Toasters

To dispose of small electrical items, please use the appropriate container for your recycling and waste collections service or take them to a Recycling and Waste Park:

Trolibocs service

Bag service

Communal bin service


Electrical goods retailers must provide a way for you to dispose of old household electrical and electronic equipment when you buy a new version of the same item. This includes online retailers.

Find out more about retailer and distributor responsibilities on the GOV.UK website (external website).

Alternatively, these can be recycled with electrical items at Recycling Parks. If working, your items may be suitable for re-use.

Re-Use Shop: Rhyl Waste and Recycling Park

A 'Re-Use' Shop, based at the Rhyl Waste and Recycling Park is now open 7 days a week.

Pre-loved furniture and some small working electrical items, as well as good quality clothing and other household/bric-a-brac items could be given another life by donating your unwanted items to the Re-Use Shop.

There are donation points open 7 days a week at all three Waste and Recycling Parks.

More information

The household recycling and waste services are only for residents of Denbighshire.

Businesses, charities and public sector organisations have the option of using our trade waste services or a private licensed waste management contractor.

Find out more, including what trade waste services we offer.