Laptops can be recycled at a recycling centre.

Do not put electrical or battery powered items in any of your bins at home.

Choose to reuse

Before you throw away your tech, it’s worth searching online for repair shops to see if it can be fixed.

If your electrical item is still working and in a reusable condition, your local reuse organisation may be able to refurbish or fix it – giving it a new lease of life and a new home.

If your laptop is in good condition, you can donate it. Try Donate a PC or Computers for Charities – just make sure to clear your hard drive before donating.

Please remove any personal data from your laptop before you recycle or donate it. For advice on how to remove your data from your computer, laptop or tablet, read this useful article from the National Cyber Security Centre.