Electrical items (disposal)

Household electrical items such as broken washing machines, vacuum cleaners, printers or food mixers must be disposed of carefully.

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This is because they will not be collected as part of your normal rubbish collection, and often contain harmful chemicals, which can pollute the environment.

Some local councils provide a collection service for unwanted ‘white goods’, but there may be a charge. Alternatively, you should take unusable items to your local recycling centre.


Check the NI Direct website for a list of Local councils in Northern Ireland