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Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

Recycling your old electricals is easy!

Recycle your electrical and electronic devices free at your local GO Outdoors. To find your nearest store, visit the Store Finder website and type in your postcode.

Why recycle?

Unwanted electrical equipment is the UK’s fastest growing type of waste. Many electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and the environment. If you do not recycle electrical equipment will end up in landfill where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination – harming wildlife and also human health. We’re proud to support the Waster Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive by accepting electrical equipment & batteries to be returned to our GO Outdoors stores. Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with this symbol) in your bin. Find out more about the return process for WEEE & batteries below.

What is WEEE?

The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires countries to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of these items.

How are we helping?

In the UK, distributors including retailers must provide a system which allows all customers buying new electrical equipment the opportunity to recycle their old items free of charge. As a responsible retailer, we have a process in place that allows you to bring back old electrical items when you purchase a replacement from us.

To find more information on WEEE recycling read more on the GOV website and to locate your nearest store, type your postcode into our  Store Finder .

Battery return process

You can recycle your household & leisure batteries at your local GO Outdoors. To find your nearest store, visit the Store Finder website and type in your postcode. Alternatively, you can find your local waste portable battery recycling facility at Most supermarkets and shops that sell batteries will have collection bins for used batteries, and some town halls, libraries or schools may also set up collection points. End-users may find stores in their local area more accessible.

Please consider the following when returning batteries to store (we do not accept damaged or leaking batteries):

  • - The following batteries can be collected in our battery box in store; AA, AAA, C, D, 9V, any coin, specialist, watch or hearing-aid batteries. 
  • - We also accept batteries from electrical equipment including mobile phone, laptop and power tool batteries.
  • - Car, industrial and wire connected batteries will not fit in the collection battery box, so you should hand them to a member of staff in store. Please note, a leisure battery like these should only be returned if you are able to package it in a safe banner.