Guidance for Community Waste Electricals Collection Events

Community Waste Electricals and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) collection events are a great way local communities can get together and realise the value of collecting waste electrical and electronic products. 

What can my community do?

In early 2010, WRAP assisted four successful small WEEE collection events run in Wales, clearly demonstrating the benefits of partnership working to boost recycling. From this, WRAP has produced check sheets to help you organise and promote successful collection days within your community.

Holding community collection days for small WEEE items is an extremely useful way of boosting public awareness of the requirement to dispose of WEEE responsibly, increasing the amounts that are collected and re-used and diverting material away from landfill.

Setting up and running an event can help:

  • Increase the amount of waste electricals that are recycled appropriately
  • Reduce the amount of waste going to landfill
  • Support the recovery of valuable resources
  • Raise awareness of the waste hierarchy: prevention, reduce, re-use, recycle, recover

Current information

To see how you could benefit from running a collection day, click on a relevant link below to download a check sheet to help you plan your collection event:

Local Authorities >>
School >>
Producer Compliance Schemes >> 
Approved Authorised Treatment Facilities >>
Third Sector Organisations >>
Retailer or businesses >>
Useful tips for running a successful event >>

Further information

For further information on community collection events in the Sustainable Electricals and Electronic Products sector, sign up to receive the WRAP Re-use and Repair e-newsletter, or contact our experts using the details below:

WEEE Good Practice Guide >>
Partnerships in re-use >>
Video case studies >>

Where next?

Want to know more about re-use and recycling in sustainable electricals? Take a look at our reports, guides, tools and case studies for further information:

Reports >>
Guides >>
Tools >>
Case studies >>