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Electrical waste in York is growing as our homes and workplaces become ever more reliant on technology. York is developing into a digital hub with more than 1,500 digital and creative businesses, according to research by Science City York. And most homes across the cathedral city are full of electrical items – from TVs and game consoles to fridges, air fryers, and more.

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is essentially anything with a plug or a battery. Lots of WEEE contains hazardous substances, which can leach into landfill and contaminate local water supplies. Ensuring your old and broken electronics are disposed of safely is vital to protect the local York environment.

We collect all sorts of WEEE from homes and businesses in York.

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Electronic waste in York

The City of York Council doesn’t accept old electronic items in your household general waste or recycling bins. At Divert we collect your old electronic waste in York from homes and businesses and ensure as much as possible is recycled and disposed of responsibly. The types of electronic waste in York we can collect include:

  • Computers, laptops, and tablets
  • TVs
  • Games consoles
  • Stereos and speakers
  • Printers and photocopiers
  • Toasters and kettles
  • Fridges and freezers

Get a free quote for collection of your electronic waste in York from your home or business today – call 0333 444 0118 or contact us online.

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How electronic waste removal works in York

Get in touch and provide a few details about the electronic waste in York you need removing, such as the type and number of items, your location, and when you want it collected. We’ll provide a free no obligation quote tailored to your needs and will book the removal if you wish to proceed.

On the day one of our vans or trucks will come to your home or business. One or two of our team will lift, carry, and load up your waste, depending on the type, size, and number of items. Then they’ll transport it to a recycling centre in York for processing. 

The condition of the electronic waste will be assessed and anything that still works or could be reused or refurbished may be salvaged. Any electrical items beyond repair are normally stripped down with their hazardous components removed and sent for safe disposal, while any precious metals are recovered too.

All other materials are separated, such as plastics, metals, and glass. These are sent for processing and recycling alongside their individual streams. The whole process ensures as little waste as possible from your electrical items in York ends up in a landfill.

Who needs on-demand WEEE removal in York?

All households and businesses across York produce electrical waste. This includes everything from getting rid of broken kitchen appliances to recycling old computers when updating office equipment. Whenever you’re ready to dispose of anything with a plug or battery on-demand WEEE removal provides a convenient solution.

Alongside York households, some of the main businesses that benefit from WEEE removal in York include:


  • Restaurants

    Disposing of electrical kitchen appliances and gadgets

  • Shops

    Removing any broken or old electronic stock

  • Offices

    To get rid of old computers, printers, and photocopiers


  • Hotels

    Recycling old and broken TVs, kettles, and irons from guest rooms


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Local recycling centres in York

The City of York Council won’t collect electronic waste in your household bins but you can take it to either Hazel Court Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) or Towthorpe and Strensall HWRC. Both sites accept domestic electrical waste from York households, but you cannot dispose of commercial electronic waste at either site.

If you need to dispose of large electronic items and plan on using a trailer or a bigger vehicle such as a pickup or small van, you need a permit first. For any commercial WEEE, it’s easier to arrange collection by licensed waste carriers in York.

  • Hazel Court HWRC

    Opening hours

    Between October and March – Mondays to Saturdays: 8.30am to 5.00pm, Sundays: 8.30am to 4.00pm

    Between April and September – Mondays to Saturdays: 8.30am to 7.00pm, Sundays: 8.30am to 4.00pm

    Address and contact details

    1 Hazel Court


    YO10 3DS

    Telephone: 01904 551550

    Email: [email protected]

  • Towthorpe and Strensall HWRC

    Opening hours

    Open Thursday to Tuesday (closed on Wednesdays).

    March – 8.30am to 5.00pm, April to September – 8.30am to 7.00pm, October – 8.30am to 5.00pm, November to February – 8.30am to 4.00pm

    Address and contact details

    Moor Lane



    YO32 9ST

    Telephone: 01904 551551

    Email: [email protected]

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Donate old electronics in York

A great way to avoid electronic waste ending up in a York landfill is to donate it to a local charity. There are various charities across the city that accept working electronic items and some even offer a free collection service for large items. If your old electronics still work or just need refurbishing, donating is a sustainable solution.

Some charities that accept donations of old electronics in York include:

  • British Heart Foundation – offers free collections of electrical items.
  • St Leonard’s Hospice – donate old electronics for resale in charity shops across York.
  • British Red Cross – accepts and sells TVs, stereo systems, and other electronics.
  • Barnardo’s – two shops in York that accept donations of old electrical items for resale.
  • York Freecycle – list all sorts of electrical items for free to other York residents.

Why use Divert for electrical waste removal in York?

Ensure your old and broken electrical items are recycled or reused and don’t end up in a York landfill site with Divert. Whatever type, size, and amount of electronic waste you need to get rid of, our licensed waste carriers can collect and dispose of it responsibly from your home or business.

We provide a free no obligation quote based on your needs with fixed prices that include labour costs to make budgeting simple. Recycling and reusing as much of your WEEE as possible helps protect the local York environment and avoids landfill tax for any businesses that need electrical waste removal.

Our team is based in the city so you can get rid of little and large electronic devices and appliances with ease wherever you live or your business is based in and around York. Great local knowledge helps us deliver a fast, flexible, and cost-effective solution to dispose of any electronic waste you have.

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Arrange WEEE collection in York

Call 0333 444 0118 or contact us online today for a free quote for electronic waste collection in York. Simply tell us the items you need removed, where from and when for a quote tailored to your needs. If you’ve got any questions one of our friendly team will happily answer them.

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York electronic waste FAQs

  • Where can I book electronic waste collection in York?

    Arrange electronic waste collection anywhere in York and the wider area. We collect old electrical items from homes and businesses inside and outside the city walls. From Bootham to Fulford, Copmanthorpe, and out to Stamford Bridge we can remove your WEEE from homes and businesses all over York. We cover:

    • York city centre (YO1)
    • Heslington and Osbaldwick (YO10)
    • Dunnington, Escrick (YO19)
    • Bishopthorpe, Upper and Nether Poppleton (YO23)
    • Acomb, Dringhouses (YO24)
    • Bootham, Clifton (YO30)
    • Heworth, Layerthorpe (YO31)
    • Haxby, Wigginton (YO32)
    • Elvington, Stamford Bridge (YO41)
    • Pocklington, Barmby Moor (YO42)
    • Boroughbridge (YO51)
    • Sheriff Hutton (YO60)
    • Easingwold (YO61)
    • Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside (YO62)
  • What is the retailer take-back scheme in York?

    The retailer take-back scheme is an initiative that means many shops will recycle your old item when buying a new replacement. It doesn’t matter where you bought the original device. Some retailers even accept old and broken electronic items to recycle if you’re not buying anything.

    There are more than 10,000 drop-off points in the UK, including across York at select shops such as:

    • B&Q
    • Currys
    • Argos
    • O2
  • Where can I recycle batteries in York?

    You can recycle batteries and other electrical waste from your home at Hazel Court HWRC and Towthorpe and Strensall HWRC. Businesses must arrange commercial waste collections of any battery waste. Many shops across York also have battery recycling points within their stores, such as at:

    • B&Q – Hull Road and Clifton Moor
    • Currys – Clifton Moor
    • Waitrose – Foss Islands Road
    • Argos – Monks Cross and Clifton Moor
    • Tesco Extra – Clifton Moor and Askham Bar

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