We have permanent recycling banks for small-electrical items in place across Perth and Kinross.
What is small WEEE?
Small electrical and electronic equipment is anything powered by a battery or a plug. Small-WEEE Banks are sited at convenient locations which can be accessed on foot, by bike, by bus or by car so that they can be easily diverted from landfill:
|Location of pink small-WEEE recycling banks||Address||Size of hatch for small-electricals|
|Oakbank Community Centre Recycling Point||Viewlands Road West, Perth||62cm wide x 44cm high|
Scone Park & Ride
|On the A94, adjacent to the Angus Road roundabout(check website for opening times)||62cm wide x 44cm high|
|Auchterarder Park Recycling Point||Public Park, Townhead, Auchterarder||40cm wide x 25cm high|
|Crown Inn Wynd Recycling Point, Auchterarder||Off Auchterarder High Street||40cm wide x 25cm high|
How can I recycle larger electrical items?
- Larger broken electrical items can be recycled (by car) at our recycling centres or (from the kerbside) via our bulky uplift service.
- Larger working electrical items can be reused via or via online exchange networks such as Freecycle or Freegle.
- Many DIY stores and other shops which sell electrical and electronic equipment will accept WEEE for recycling (although to collect an old appliance from your home when a new one is being delivered, there will often be a collection fee).
Separate battery recycling
Where possible, please remove the batteries from your electrical item before recycling it in the WEEE Bank (or at the WEEE Skip in the recycling centre).
Batteries can be then recycled separately at any shop which sells batteries or at any of PKC's recycling centres.
Removing personal information from your small-WEEE
The Perth College WEEE Centre removes any personal data from your laptop or computer before they pass it on for reuse.
If you are reusing or recycling a working mobile phone, smart phone, ipad, laptop or computer, consider putting it back to Factory Settings so that all of your personal information is removed.
Alternatively, the hard-drive can be removed from your working or non-working computer or laptop before it is recycled.
WRAP advises that free software can be downloaded from the internet to wipe your computer or laptop of personal information, and Eradication Tools which are approved by the CESG (the government's National Technical Authority for Information Assurance) are available.