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Small Electrical Items (WEEE Recycling)

Electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) is regulated to reduce the amount of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) incinerated or sent to landfill sites.

Reduction is achieved through various measures which encourage the recovery, reuse and recycling of products and components.

Any items that have a pluguse batteriesneed charging or have a picture of a crossed out wheelie bin on, are known as Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).

These items should not be sent to landfill and should be recycled at the Community Recycling Centres in Rhondda Cynon Taf, electrical item bring banks or via electrical retailers - visit to find out more.

An additional option is now available for small electrical/electronic items at the Council’s Leisure Centres.

The SEVEN main Leisure for Life, Leisure Centres across RCT now have dedicated bins in their Reception areas for you to drop your items and then head to your chosen leisure activity – its win, win for the environment and for your fitness.

The participating centres are:

  • Abercynon Sports Centre
  • Hawthorn Leisure Centres
  • Llantrisant Leisure Centre
  • Rhondda Fach Leisure Centre
  • Rhondda Sports Centre
  • Sobell Leisure Centre
  • Tonyrefail Leisure Centre  

Each of the centres WILL accept:

  • Personal grooming: hairdryers, straighteners, electric toothbrushes and shavers etc.
  • Small kitchen appliances: kettles, toasters and blenders etc.
  • Technology: radios, CD/DVD players, electronic toys/games, phones, tablets, and cameras.
  • Lamps, torches, Christmas tree lights
  • Cables and chargers

Please remove batteries and recycle these separately at your nearest participating retailer or Community Recycling Centre.

The centres WON’T accept:

  • Anything bigger than a four-slice-toaster that has a plug, battery or cable.
  • Vapes of any kind
  • Larger kitchen appliances such as hotplates, air fryers, microwaves, and slow cookers.

These items ARE ACCEPTED at Community Recycling Centres.