Tech Drop recycling

A SAFE DROP-OFF ROUTE FOR YOUR UNWANTED TECH AND ELECTRICALS

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

We are no longer accepting tech for recycling.

In Glasgow you can collect your unwanted electricals at Currys, or at your local recycling centre.

What can be recycled
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.

 

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.