As a retailer under the European WEEE directive, we are obliged to accept Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) back free of charge on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis. Waste batteries including rechargeable batteries are taken back free of charge. You are not obliged to make any purchase when returning old batteries. Each local authority must also accept household WEEE and small batteries free of charge at its recycling facilities. All WEEE and waste batteries must be recycled and should not be placed in any of your household wheelie bins. Make sure you always recycle all your old electrical goods and batteries.
To save you the hassle of having to dispose of your large product yourself, we can come and take it away for recycling when we deliver. We’ll also take away all the packaging from your new product. This applies to large kitchen appliances and TVs over 39". What’s more, if you’ve chosen to have your new product installed by Team Knowhow, we’ll disconnect it too.
You can also bring any unwanted electrical item into your nearest Currys PC World for free recycling, even if you haven’t bought it from us.
When we deliver to your home, we’ll take your old product away for recycling, plus any packaging. This includes:
Bring any electrical product into your nearest Currys PC World and we’ll take it off your hands
Please note: If your product is being delivered directly by the manufacturer, recycling is available for replacement products only; i.e. an old fridge freezer will be taken away if you’re having a new fridge freezer delivered.
Large appliances and TVs over 39" delivered by Team Knowhow
If you’re having your new product delivered, we just ask that you make sure your old product has been safely disconnected and is in a fit state to take away before we arrive. If you’ve purchased a Team Knowhow installation service, we’ll also disconnect your old product for you.
We certainly do not want to damage your property during collection, so in some circumstances we are not able to disconnect old appliances. Below are some examples of why we would not be able to disconnect:
All other products
Before bringing your unwanted electrical items into store for recycling, please make sure the product is in a presentable condition. If your product (PC, laptop, mobile phone, tablet etc...) has any personal data stored on it, please ensure that the data has been deleted prior to us receiving it.
Since July 2007 the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations have applied. The regulations were introduced to reduce the amount of untreated waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) going to landfill, and to ensure that equipment collected separately is dealt with properly.
All new electrical and electronic equipment we sell at Currys PC World can be recycled. You can tell because our products include a ‘crossed out wheeled bin symbol’ like this.
Even if your old product doesn’t have the ‘crossed out wheeled bin’ symbol, the good news is we’ll gladly accept and recycle your old electrical and electronic equipment to the best of our ability.
Recycling unwanted electrical products is better for the environment. Lead and other toxins contained in electrical goods can cause soil and water contamination. This can have a very harmful effect on the natural habitat, wildlife and also human health. When situated near populated areas these toxins can cause problems to communities as their water and soil is polluted.
Many of the electrical items that we throw away can be repaired or recycled. Recycling products helps save natural resources and also reduces the environmental and health risks associated with sending waste electrical goods to landfill.
DSG Retail Limited, is responsible for the collection, treatment and recycling of waste batteries. You’ll find recycling bins for batteries in all Currys PC World stores, so that anyone and everyone can deposit their used portable batteries. Batteries we accept:
Sorry, we don't accept:
If you require information on how to recycle these types of batteries you should contact your supplier or your local council.
Our Producer Registration Number is 217WB
Back to top
© DSG Retail Ireland Ltd, 39/40 Mount Street Upper, Dublin 2, Ireland
Incorporated in Ireland, a private company with issued shares. Registration Number 259460