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This category includes appliances such as washing machines, cookers, dishwashers and tumble dryers. The first stage of recycling is decontamination: cables and other electrical components are removed; ballasts, plastics, iron compounds and other metals are separated and recovered. These materials are then sent for further processing and recovery.


Image: Large Domestic Appliances Recycling Process
Recycling Process
Recovered Materials
  • Cables
  • Concrete
  • Capacitors
  • Plastic
  • Ferrous Metal
  • Non-Ferrous Metal