White goods

No brown goods, please.


Large household appliances

Why separate white goods?

White goods consist of all (larger) household appliances that run on electricity – like washing machines, refrigerators, freezers or gas stoves.

Electrical appliances contain a lot of material which can be re-used. By repairing and recycling white goods, we prevent these valuable materials from being needlessly incinerated. Which means saving CO2 too! And processing white goods separately also prevents any hazardous materials from ending up in the environment.

What happens with my white goods?

We collect white goods & electrical appliances through our processor, who extracts recyclable materials from them. Examples are raw materials like steel, aluminium, copper, glass and plastics – which can all be re-used for manufacturing new products.

During the recycling process harmful materials are removed and processed separately, to prevent them from being released into the environment.

How to separate white goods waste

Collect the white goods in a separate, appropriate container. Preferably keep them dry, unstained and undamaged. That way the chances of the appliances being suitable for recycling – and therefore for getting a second life – are highest! Please return complete appliances, no loose components.

  • Dishwashers
  • Washing machines
  • Dryers
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Water heaters
  • Air conditioners
  • Gas stoves
  • Brown goods: household appliances like radios, sound systems, printers
  • Nothing with a monitor – TVs, cameras, computers
  • No smaller electrical appliances like a water boiler, microwave, iron, hair dryer, or vacuum cleaner
  • Battery packs
  • Gas cylinders
  • Professional appliances

Ready to give your white goods a second life?