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Recycling Electricals

Recycle Your Electricals Take Back Retailer Scheme


Recycling Electrical Items with Gardiner Haskins


Why recycle?

  • Recycling and reusing unwanted electrical or electronics can help save the planet, boost the economy and improve lives. Not only that, electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) contains materials, parts and substances which can be dangerous to the environment and harmful to human health if not disposed of correctly. Recycling Electricals
  • Electrical and electronic equipment is now the fastest growing waste stream in the UK and across the world.
  • Discover the impact of reusing and recycling your electricals here

What can I recycle?

  • Anything with a plug, battery or cable can be recycled or reused! The materials from recycled electricals can be used in everything from children’s playgrounds to lifesaving equipment, while donated tech can help bridge the digital divide.  
  • You’ll find this symbol on all your electrical items. It is a reminder to recycle your old electricals, rather than binning them with your general waste.   

Reducing Waste Electricals

  • As part of our commitment to reducing the amount of unwanted electrical waste being incinerated or sent to landfill sites, we’ll recycle your old electricals free of charge when you buy new ones. Together we can stop precious resources from being lost forever, save lives and help protect the planet. 

  • Every year, we collect, reuse and recycle thousands of tonnes of old electrical and electronic equipment. We take all your old electricals to a recycling plant for processing and separate into individual materials, so they can be turned into new, more useful things. Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is regulated by the UK Government. Find out more here.

Let us recycle your old electricals! Our Take-Back Scheme

Have you bought a new electrical or electronic product from us?

  • We'll recycle the one you’re replacing for free*. Simply bring the old electrical item in within 28 days of purchase, show us the receipt for its replacement and we’ll do the rest, making sure your old item is recycled responsibly. Check below for major and minor electricals. Large appliances will need to be collected and there would be a charge for this. 

  •  You can also find local recycling points for your old electricals here.

Minor Electricals Take-Back In Store Recycling Minor Electrical appliances like toasters

Gardiner Haskins will take back your unwanted electrical appliances of the same type as the one you purchased from us regardless of the brand or whether you purchased in-store or over the phone.  

We will also take back items free of charge that have the same function as the item you purchased, for example, we’ll take back an old kettle or toaster when you buy a new one. Please note that we’ll make a charge dependent on the size and weight of the unwanted machine to cover transport costs if we’re collecting items from your home.

You have up to 28 days to bring back all types of electrical and electronic equipment that we sell.

Please note: If you wish to drop off a large appliance you must let us know in advance and call Bristol 01179 292288 or Cirencester 01285 657751 or Cirencester Electrical team on 01285 626444.

Major Electricals Collection

We are happy to take away your unwanted appliance. A small transportation collection charge will apply. 

Please let us know any time during the ordering process and prior to delivery.

Please note: If you wish to drop off a large appliance you must let us know in advance and call Bristol 01179 292288 or Cirencester 01285 657751 or Cirencester Electrical team on 01285 626444.

It’s all part of our commitment to protecting the environment. By recycling your electricals you are helping reduce the amount of electrical waste being sent to landfill and saving precious materials from being lost forever.


When did this happen?

The Retailer Take-back scheme kicked in on 1 January 2021 across the UK.

Who is taking part?

Any large shop that sells electricals will take your old item if you buy new from them.

What can I recycle in store?

If you’ve bought a new electrical or electronic product from us, we’ll recycle your old one for you for free. For everything else, find your local reuse or recycling point on the Recycle Your Electricals website.

Does my new item have to be the same brand as the old one?

No. You can take back a broadly similar type of product, of any brand. So if you buy a TV, we will accept your old TV for recycling.


Gardiner and Sons Co Ltd registered address Gardiner Haskins, 1 Straight Street, Broad Plain, Bristol, BS2 0FQ, registered in England.
Company registration number: 00039402 VAT no. GB302974367

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