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Recycling with Appliance City

Here’s a quick guide on what do with your old appliance:

Let us recycle for you!

When delivering your new appliance we can take the old one away for just £14.99 and recycle it on your behalf. Simply tick the Recycle box in the shopping basket and make sure it’s disconnected and out of position when we get there.

Recycle it yourself

You could spend valuable time getting the product out of the house, into the car and taking it to the local recycling centre but frankly £14.99 saves you a lot of effort, which we’re sure you’d rather spend getting to know the new appliance.

What happens to my old appliance?

It all depends on the appliance, cooling appliances are sent to remove cooling gases and treat insulation foam. Other items such as washing machines, tumble dryers etc are seperated for metal to be recycled and the rest recovered.

Refuse Pick-Up

Your local councils can arrange for your old appliances to be picked up and recycled on your behalf. Some offer this service for free, however some charge up to £50. Check with your local council, our recycling fee could save you money!


What is WEEE?

The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires countries to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of these items. In the UK, distributors (including retailers) must provide a system which allows all customers buying new electrical equipment the opportunity to recycle their old items free of charge. Those establishing their own take‐back scheme must as a minimum offer all customers buying new electrical equipment free take back of their old electricals on a like‐for‐like basis.

Why recycle?

Unwanted electrical equipment is the UKs fastest growing type of waste. Many electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and the environment. If you do not recycle, electrical equipment will end up in landfill where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination – harming wildlife and also human health.

When delivering your new appliance we can take away the old one away and recycle it on your behalf. Simply tick the Recycle box in the shopping basket and make sure it’s disconnected and out of position when we get there. We do levy a small transportation charge of £14.99 for this service.

We can also offer a free in store take back of your old electrical appliance on a like for like basis. For example, if you purchase a washing machine from us, you can return your old washing machine to our showroom. This can be done within 28 days of your purchase. You will be responsible for any carriage charges incurred.

Your local council may be able to arrange for your old appliances to be picked up and recycled on your behalf. Some offer this service for free; however some charge up to £50. Check with your local council for details.

To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is now marked with a crossed‐out wheeled bin symbol. Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with the crossed out wheeled bin symbol) in your bin.


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