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.
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,
A local charity focussing on tackling both the causes and consequences of poverty and homelessness.
110 Oldham Road,
If you’re not able to donate your unwanted items to a charity, there are some non-charity options too.
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.
A secure IT hardware recycler offering free recycling. ReviveIT refurbish and sell unwanted items.
50 Brown Street,
Disposing of Electrical Items
For broken electrical items, you’re able to responsibly dispose of them with Suez Recycling:
SUEZ recycling and recovery UK,
Disposing of Batteries
The following locations have battery deposit stations within walking distance of our building.
12-15 Gate Way House,
Church Manchester Exp,
12 – 24 Church Street,
38 High Street,
For further information on recycling, check out the Recycling for Greater Manchester website.