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Getting rid of electrical stuff

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Keenoonvino Tue 09-Dec-14 18:48:41

Where do you send it? I now charity shops don't take electrical stuff...

I've put some on Facebook but some hasn't sold. I'm taking about things like an electric blanket, Kodak electric picture frame thingy, foot spa. That kind of stuff. It's all in excellent nick so don't want to just throw it away....

Keenoonvino Tue 09-Dec-14 18:49:04

That should say " I know charity shops..."

stargirl1701 Tue 09-Dec-14 18:50:40

Some charity shops do. The British Heart Foundation run shops which deal in electrical goods. They have them tested before sale.

ilovepowerhoop Tue 09-Dec-14 18:51:11

some charity shops do take electricals so i would double check if any of yours do

iwantginsoakedXmas Tue 09-Dec-14 18:51:33

You may have to virtually give it away on the facebook selling sites. People just won't pay good money for secondhand goods.

We end up taking o urs to the tip - they have a separate section for electricals. Perhaps they sort out the re-usable components ?

ilovepowerhoop Tue 09-Dec-14 18:52:08

https://www.bhf.org.uk/shop/donating-goods/what-to-donate - takes large and small electricals

ilovepowerhoop Tue 09-Dec-14 18:53:36

Barnardos also take electricals

Tonacata Tue 09-Dec-14 19:15:19

Normally I freecycle it.

specialsubject Tue 09-Dec-14 20:33:37

I got a fiver for a digital photo frame on ebay. They are energy guzzlers so have gone out of favour.

heart foundation is a good idea, and Red Cross also take electricals.

Bunbaker Tue 09-Dec-14 20:45:42

Our local dump it site (although they aren't called that any more) have a skip for electrical items.

ilovepowerhoop Tue 09-Dec-14 21:30:05

but the items would break getting thrown into the skip so are more for items that no longer work

Keenoonvino Fri 12-Dec-14 22:46:16

Thanks - I knew BHF took electricala but I thooght only things like cookers, washing machines etc. Didn't think they'd be interested in electric blankets and foot spas! I'll give them a call smile

Diryan Sat 13-Dec-14 10:38:48

There's a big box outside our local B&Q where you can dispose of electrical goods for recycling. Maybe yours will have one too?

DeeCayed Sat 13-Dec-14 11:59:58

I would freecycle it.

Keenoonvino Sat 13-Dec-14 18:38:25

The thing is, I don't really want to dispose of them as they are in perfect working order, some having never been used and some only used a handful of times. I'll have a look at freecycle. Thanks

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