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Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

WEEE collection frequently asked questions

How do collections work?

Using any bags you have in your home, have a clear-out of your WEEE and unwanted textiles and place them into separate bags for collection by TRAID.

You will then be required to contact the designated call number and arrange a booking for your WEEE and textiles to be collected together.

Where do I place the bag?  

Please keep the bag inside your home and TRAID will come to the door. TRAID ask that you do not leave your bag outside as this can cause damage to the textiles.

How long do I have to arrange the collection?

The scheme will launch in October 2019, there is no end date planned for WEEE collections in Harrow.

What types of WEEE items will NOT be collected?

Large appliances are also classed as WEEE but we will not be collecting these.

This includes white goods such as fridge freezers (standalone & combined), washing machines, electric stoves, lawn mowers, microwaves, televisions.

You can take these large items to your local HRRC (Household Reuse and Recycling Centre) at Forward Drive HA3 8NT. Visit West London Waste to find details. You must bring with you you’re a photo ID and proof of address to use our recycling centre.

What if I only have WEEE and no textiles to be collected?

If you only have WEEE to recycle, TRAID will collect a minimum of three items.

What else can I do with my WEEE?

You can take these large items to your local HRRC (Household Reuse and Recycling Centre) at Forward Drive HA3 8NT. Visit westlondonwaste.gov to find details. You must bring with you you’re a photo ID and proof of address to use our recycling centre.

What if all of my textiles and WEEE don’t fit into a bag?

There is no limit to the amount of bags we will collect! As long as you have one full bag we will come and collect multiple bags.

How many collections can we get?

As many as you need! We just ask that you fill at least one bin bag full per collection. Remember we can take more than one bag per collection as well!

What if my collection is missed?

If you miss your collection we will leave a leaflet to let you know we have been and how you can re-book your collection slot. If we miss your collection for whatever reason we will be in contact with you as soon as possible to let you know what is happening.

Can textiles and WEEE be left outside for collection?

Leaving textiles and WEEE outside can cause contamination from weather conditions and items may go missing. To ensure the items are in the best condition as possible we ask that you keep them safe inside until a van, branded with TRAID’s charity livery arrives and one of our trusted drivers comes to the door.

Will you collect any other items on the day such as batteries?

For battery powered WEEE items, please remove the batteries from their items before they are collected. Please put them in a separate bag or container.

What can I do if some collected items are in working order?

TRAID will check and PAT test every item, trying to reuse as many WEEE items collected.

What happens to the collected appliances?

Items will be checked for re-use and if not it will be recycled by a WEEE Directive compliant recycling companies.

Will you wipe personal data from my devices?

WLWA, Harrow Council or TRAID will not be responsible for any personal data not being removed from devices. We suggest the device is reset to factory settings before being put out for collection.

What’s in it for me?

Recycling your clothes and waste electricals helps the council save money on waste disposal charges. It will also help increase the borough’s recycling rate and reduce the amount of waste being disposed, which is better for the environment. In addition to this the money raised from selling your items goes to great projects helping better the lives of farmers and garment workers around the world.