Household electricals recycling process

1) Are electrical appliances recycled or re-sold by your local authority when collected from households or deposited at your recycling facility? (please specify)


2) How are they processed?

a) They are recycled i.e. broken down into recyclable parts on-site or by a contractor off-site (please specify)
b) They are recycled for re-use i.e. broken down into parts and re-used in other electrical products
c) They are re-sold for re-use as a second hand electrical good for sale without being broken down
d) Other ‘ please specify

They are recycled under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations through an Authorised Treatment Facility/Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF/AATF).   This is arranged through a Producer Compliance Scheme.

3) Who processes them? (E.g. local authority, contractor, re-manufacturer, second hands retail store)

They are recycled under the WEEE Regulations through an ATF/AATF.   This is arranged through a Producer Compliance Scheme.

4) If re-sold, are the items checked for a) electrical hazards and / or b) if they are recalled electrical products prior to their sale? If so, who undertakes this task?

Items are not currently re-sold

5) Do you know where the electrical items are re-sold?

Following our response to question 4 above, this question is not applicable

6) What advice is available to consumers from your local authority on:

a) recycling of electrical goods and how they are disposed of (e.g. broken down etc)
b) resale of electrical goods (e.g. where they are sold)

The Devon County Council website provides advice to residents on where electrical waste can be taken for Recycling at: