Chance to hand over unwanted tech items

WELLS residents will have an opportunity in May to hand over unwanted tech items that can be passed on to those in digital need.

The Fixy van will be coming to Wells Little Theatre between 11am and 2pm on Wednesday, May 29, for a pop-up ‘tech amnesty’ organised by Wells Repair Cafe and the Fixy project.

This project collects unwanted devices of all kinds, wipes their data and then resets and refurbishes them before passing them on to people who are digitally excluded.

The devices could be old phones, laptops, tablets, pcs, cables and chargers which are no longer used and which people don’t know what to do with. 

More details about what can be collected and how to prepare devices for donation can be found at  

It is planned that a few of Wells Repair Cafe’s volunteer fixers will also be at this event, so people will be welcome to take broken items for them to mend. Contact Amanda at with any questions about this.

People with a large number of unwanted electronic items to donate should contact Simon Barfoot at

Fixy is a project designed to keep unwanted electricals and smart tech out of the waste stream across Somerset. After Norway, the UK is said to be the biggest creator of e-waste per capita in the world, collectively hoarding an estimated 35 million items in our homes – about 20 items in each household.