Batteries and Electrical Items

Unfortunately The Sorting House is unable to help you recycle certain types of waste and unwanted items, including Batteries and Electrical equipment. However, you are able to dispose of these items off-site in ethical and responsible ways.

Charity Recycling

If your unwanted electrical equipment is still working and in a decent condition, please consider donating them to charity or freecycling. Please note that only certain branches of charities accept electrical items. The following charities accept electrical items.


The British Heart Foundation
A national charity who focus on raising funds to research cures and treatment for heart and circulatory diseases.

56 Bury Old Road,
Cheetham Hill,
Manchester,
M8 5BN


Mustard Tree
A local charity focussing on tackling both the causes and consequences of poverty and homelessness.

110 Oldham Road,
Ancoats,
Manchester,
M4 6AG,


Non-charity recycling

If you’re not able to donate your unwanted items to a charity, there are some non-charity options too.


Freecycle
Freecycle is essentially a free version of Gumtree. It’s a grassroots and nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns and neighborhoods. It’s all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills.


Revive IT
A secure IT hardware recycler offering free recycling. ReviveIT refurbish and sell unwanted items.

Chancery Place,
50 Brown Street,
Manchester,
M2 2JG

Disposing of Electrical Items

For broken electrical items, you’re able to responsibly dispose of them with Suez Recycling:


SUEZ recycling and recovery UK,
Cobden St,
Salford,
Manchester,
M6 6NA

Disposing of Batteries

The following locations have battery deposit stations within walking distance of our building.


Co-op
12-15 Gate Way House,
Piccadilly Station-Approach,
Manchester,
M1 2GH


Tesco
Church Manchester Exp,
12 – 24 Church Street,
Manchester,
M4 1PN


Co-op
38 High Street,
Manchester,
M4 1QB

For further information on recycling, check out the Recycling for Greater Manchester website.