|Electrical Recycling Scheme Extended|
Take small items to libraries this month
A scheme offering local people the chance to recycle unwante electrical items has proved so popular, it has been extended across the borough.
You can now take small electrical items, either broken or in working order to collection recycling bins until Sunday, January 30.
You can take your items to:
Portable items such as hairdryers, kettles and drills can all be dropped into the bin. As long as you can lift your items into the bin they will be accepted.
Larger items such as TVs and white household goods, however will not be accepted - these can be taken for free to the Reuse and Recycling Centre at Smugglers Way, or collected for a charge from your home.
Cllr Greg Smith, cabinet member for residents’ services, says: "This kind of event makes it easy for our residents to recycle their unwanted electrical items. It is vital that we all recycle as much as we can so that we can save money by reducing the amount of waste sent to expensive landfill sites so I urge as many people as possible to get into the recycling habit."
Unwanted items can also be given away to neighbours through Streetbank or Freecycle. If you have good quality furniture you no longer want, you can donate it to Furnish who will redistribute it to vulnerable and homeless people.
January 10, 2011