Tech Drop recycling


Anything with a plug, battery or cable should be reused where possible – or recycled appropriately where it cannot be reused

We’re ready to receive working or broken items no bigger than the size of a carrier bag from both individuals and businesses.

What we can accept
Laptops, mobile phones, desktop computers, monitors, audio equipment, speakers, turntables and stereos, toasters, kettles, blenders, TVs, hedge trimmers, microwaves, cables, unopened electrical items, working and broken items, and more!

Just bring your unwanted electricals to our Tech Drop sites across Glasgow and we will repair and reuse the items to get devices back into circulation, use them for parts in other repairs, or support our digital inclusion efforts.

If items can not be reused, we send them to be processed at an Approved Authorized Treatment Facility (AATF) to be appropriately recycled, so the materials inside can be turned into new products; from playground swings to life-saving equipment.

Wiping your data
We recommend that you wipe your data off your device before donating it. We do wipe all devices set for refurbishment and reuse. But for you own peace of mind you should do this yourself before dropping off your items. We’ve provided a quick guide to doing this here.

Have you recently upgraded your kit? We can find good homes for your unwanted computers, laptops, monitors, printers and more. Everything we receive is wiped as part of our standard refurbishment process.

Fill in this quick form and we will be in touch to arrange a collection.

If required we can provide wipe certificates for small bulks of devices for a small fee. Please enquire about this.

To arrange drop-off or a book collection within Glasgow starting from £60 just contact us at

Tech collection form

Tech drop locations

We have several tech drop points across Glasgow. No appointments needed, simply bring your unwanted tech along during our opening hours at each of these locations.

Tech Drop recycling bin @ Remade in Govanhill
Address: Remade in Govanhill @ 421 Victoria Road, G42 8RW.
Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 11am – 5pm and Sundays 12pm – 4pm
Call: 0141 391 1800

Tech Drop recycling bin @Remade in Parkhead
Address: Drill Hall Pantry, Parkhead Housing Association, 135 Westmuir Street, G31 5EX
Hours: Tuesdays 12pm to 4pm & Thursdays 11am to 4pm
Call: 0141 473 0460

Tech Drop recycling bin @ Pollocksheilds Library
Address: Pollocksheilds Library, 30 Leslie St, Glasgow G41 2LF
Hours: 10:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Saturday
Call: 0141 276 1685

Tech Drop recycling bin @ Partick Library
Address: Partick Library, 305 Dumbarton Rd, Partick, G11 6AB
Hours: 10:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Saturday
Call: 0141 276 1560

Tech Drop recycling bin @ Mitchell Library
Address: Mitchell Library, North St, Glasgow G3 7DN
Hours: 9:00am – 8:00pm Monday to Saturday
Call: 0141 287 2999

Recycle Your Electricals

Discarded electrical items are the fastest growing waste stream in the world, but when we recycle them we save some of the most precious materials on our planet – like gold, silver and aluminum.

You can now easily #recycleyourelectricals by dropping them off at any of our Tech Drop sites, or other locations around the UK.

We’re proud to partner with Material Focus, who have provided Remade Network with support to make it easier for people in and around Glasgow to reuse and recycle their unwanted electricals.

During COP26 we ran a campaign to save 1 tonne of tech from being wasted.

Did you know? 155,000 tonnes of electricals are discarded every year – if these were recycled instead it would cut as much CO2 as taking 1.3 million cars off the road.

During COP26 we ran our Tech Drop Tonne campaign to save one tonne of tech from ending up in landfil. Between 1st – 14th November 2021 businesses across Glasgow hosted Tech Drop Boxes making it easier to drop off unwanted laptops, phones, kettles, toasters, hoovers, cables and audio equipment.

Thank you to all of our pop up tech drop hosts; King TutsThe CCAPhillies BarLush Glasgow CityRedmunds of DennistonMesaAmo BarberSpringburn Community Centre and Glasgow Zine Library with your help we’ve smashed our target of diverting one tonne of e-waste from landfill, that’s over 500 items, which can now be repaired, redistributed or recycled.