Can I throw away my old PINsentry card reader if I don’t need it any more or it’s faulty?

No, please don’t throw it away with your normal rubbish.

We’re committed to making sure all of your old PINsentry devices are safely recycled to help protect the environment and meet the Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) regulations.

To do this, we offer a free recycling service for PINsentry devices. You can:

  • Return the device to your local branch – find your nearest with our branch finder
  • Post it back to us using this free postal address

Communisis PLC
Balliol Business Park
Benton Lane
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE12 8EW

Why is it important to recycle old electrical equipment?

Electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) has materials, parts and substances which can be dangerous to the environment and harmful to human health if it’s not properly disposed of. So, recycling and reusing unwanted electricals or electronics can help save the planet, boost the economy, and improve lives.

Items that need to be recycled safely will have a crossed-out wheelie bin symbol.

Discover more about how to reuse and recycle your electricals on the Recycle Your Electricals campaign website.

You can read the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) regulations at