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Small electricals and textiles collection

We can collect small, broken or unwanted electrical items and textiles from your home. This also includes household batteries which should be bagged separately.  This is a free service for Waverley residents.

To book your collection, call 01252 724157 or click below to book online.

Book a collection online

Please bag textiles separately from electrical items and place next to your food waste caddy on your agreed collection day by 6am.   Put items in a standard sized carrier bag and tie the top so items will stay dry. 

Textiles we collect

Examples of textiles we can collect:

  • clothing
  • paired shoes
  • bed linen (pillowcases, sheets, duvet covers)
  • blankets
  • towels
  • hats
  • handbags
  • belts
  • wellington boots

Please make sure that all items are clean and dry.

We don't collect

We cannot accept wet textiles, single shoes, duvets, pillows, rugs, or carpets.

Electrical items

Examples of small electrical items we can collect include:

  • kettles and toasters
  • blenders
  • irons
  • hair dryers, straighteners and clippers
  • clocks, watches, alarms clocks and cameras
  • games consoles
  • small battery powered toys
  • smoke detectors
  • thermostats
  • power tools
  • DVD players and remote controls
  • radios, stereos, MP3 players
  • speakers
  • telephones and mobile phone
  • laptops

Please make sure that you do not leave out any light bulbs out for collection.  
Please remove any batteries before leaving electrical items out for collection.

Electricals we don't collect

We cannot accept items that are too big to fit in a standard size carrier bag. These can be taken to your local Community Recycling Centre. 

Items suitable for reuse, such as washing machines or freezers can be collected by the Furniture Helpline. Please be aware there is a charge for this service.


  • Who can take advantage of the new service? –  Any residential property, but if you have communal bins, the service is only available if an appropriate collection point can be identified.
  • What day will they be collected? -  Book a collection online or call 01252 724157. The collection date will be agreed with our contractor, Biffa.
  • What will happen to my items? Will they be recycled? - Some textile items will be reused and others recycled. Small electricals will be scrapped for metals.
  • Can I still take to a recycling bank if I choose to? We are planning to remove our recycling banks in car parks.  You can still take items to your local Community Recycling Centre.
  • I live in a flat – can I also put my items out for collection?  Generally, yes but please note that the collection point must be confirmed in advance.