Renfrewshire Council

Alarm clocks

If possible please consider repairing your electrical appliances.

Includes: alarm clocks, CD/DVD/cassette players and game consoles; small kitchen appliances such as kettles, toasters, food mixers and blenders, microwave ovens; personal grooming products like hairdryers, strengtheners, curling tongs, electric toothbrushes and shavers. Garden tools such as lawnmowers, hedge trimmers and leaf blowers/shredders.  Other items such as lamps, torches, vacuum cleaners, telephones, mobiles, radios, TV's printers, camcorders and smoke alarms.  For larger electrical items like fridges, freezers and washing machines - see white goods.

A simple repair could give an item a new lease of life and save you money too especially on those more expensive electrical items.

Check online for advice on how to make repairs yourself or to check whether it might be a simple and cheap repair for an expert to do, e.g. www.espares.co.uk  and www.ifixit.com offer free information for repairing a range of electrical items.  If you are unsure and are looking for someone to fix it for you why not visit the councils Trusted Trader Scheme webpage, and see if one of the registered traders can help.

If you no longer have use for household items or even office furniture or garden equipment, why not:

  • ask family or friends if they would like the item(s)
  • sell locally at car boot, nearly new and bring and buy sales
  • put an ad in your local newspaper or shop window
  • pass on items for free at places such as freecycle and freegle
  • or sell them on websites like eBay, Gumtree and Preloved
  • charity shop
  • contact our partner re-use organisation Project Oskar phone:0141 847 6626 website: www.projectoskar.org
  • or alternatively call the National Re-use phoneline on 0800 0665 820

Alternatively you can take your broken appliances to your nearest recycling site. Fridges and freezers, televisions and computer monitors should be put in the appropriate designated storage area. Ask the site staff if you are not sure where these are. All other appliances can be put in the electronic equipment container. Materials such as plastics and metals are recycled into new products.

Another alternative is to arrange for a special uplift of white goods. Please check the Community Resources Fees and Charges page for the current cost.

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