A person holding out different hearing aids on their hands

What to do with hearing aids?

24 Jul 20 1 minute

Are you holding on to old hearing aids because you’re not sure what to do with them? 

Hearing aids are not collected as part of your local recycling collection or at household waste and recycling centres. But it is possible to give them to a charity, so read on to find out how. 

Household recycling collection

Hearing aids can’t be recycled at home.

Not currently recycled

Household waste recycling centre (HWRC)

Hearing aids aren’t accepted at household waste and recycling centres.

Not currently recycled

Other recycling collections

Donated hearing aids are repaired, refurbished and sent overseas for reuse in developing countries. Batteries for hearing aids are also wanted.

Collection points for hearing aids can often be found at:

Recycling facilities exist

Recycling is constantly evolving and changing so check back for updates or try our recycling locator to find out what you can recycle at home and where you can recycle or pass on unwanted items in your local area.