21 December 2012
Don’t forget to recycle your electricals this Christmas!
Do you think Father Christmas might bring you a new mobile phone? Or a new toaster? Or a new kettle?
If he does deliver you new electrical items and you can’t reuse your old ones, then don’t just throw them out - recycle them!
From broken or unwanted computer keyboards through to old television remote controls, you can recycle lots of small electrical equipment at the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling bank in Back Lane Car Park, Rochford or at the Castle Road Recycling Centre in Rayleigh.
You can now also recycle any small WEEE in the LMB textile banks throughout the District in addition to any old or unwanted textiles which also go for reuse and recycling. Please place WEEE and textile items in separate bags.
The most important thing is that small WEEE should not be disposed of in any of your three kerbside bins.
To encourage more people to recycle their WEEE, Essex County Council is running a special campaign where you can bring along broken or unwanted electrical items to special events in the District. Everyone who does so can also enter a prize draw to win an electronic book or digital radio.
You can meet a WEEE Dinosaur at two special events in the District in the New Year. The model dinosaur is made completely of small WEEE and will be visiting the District in January 2013.
It’s one of a number of special amnesty events planned for 2013 where you can bring along broken and unwanted electrical items and get information on recycling.
Come and bring your small WEEE to the special events being held at:
Asda, Rayleigh on Saturday 5th January 10am–3pm
Clements Hall Sports Centre, Hawkwell on Saturday 12th January 9am-3pm
Please note, we are unable to accept large electrical goods (e.g. fridges and freezers), TV’s or any item with a screen and lightbulbs or fluorescent tubes.
Below: the WEEE dinosaur that will be on display in Asda and Clements Hall in the New Year which is available for use.