Separating waste: electric appliances

Do you have old or broken electric appliances such as refrigerators or smartphones? Turn them in separately at the shop where you purchased the appliance, a waste depot or a city farm.

Electric appliances contain valuable raw materials such as steel, aluminium, copper, glass and synthetic materials. These can be used to make new products. Potentially hazardous materials will be treated separately so that they do not pollute the environment.

Turn in electric appliances

Does the appliance have a plug or is it battery operated? Then it is an electric appliance. In The Hague you can turn in your electric appliances for free at various places:

  • In the shop: When you buy a new appliance, you can turn in your old appliance for free. The supplier of your new appliance is legally obliged to take back your old appliance without charging you. 
Belangrijke informatie:

You can dispose of energy-saving lights and LED light bulbs at 1 of the waste depots and at many shops where these types of lamps are sold.

    • Waste depot: You can also dispose of your old or broken appliances at a waste depot.
    • City farms: All of The Hague's city farms have an elektrobak where you can turn in small electric appliances. More information can be found (in Dutch) on the website of Wecycle.
    • Recycled goods shop (kringloopwinkel) or repaircafé: You can bring appliances which are still operable to a charity shop. You can have broken appliances repaired at a repaircafé.
    • Dispose of the appliance as bulky waste: Are you unable to use the possibilities above? You can also have large electric appliances collected as bulky waste. Make a separate appointment for the collection of bulky waste. The appliances will then maybe not all be recycled.
    Also see: Waste and recycling

    Published: 1 January 2022Modified: 25 July 2022