There is still chance for residents to visit the council’s electrical goods amnesty events, as they enter their final week.
Waste and recycling officers will this week be visiting Beverley, Bridlington, Hornsea and Hedon to collect residents’ old, broken and unwanted electrical items – no larger than a microwave - so they can be recycled or reused.
The amnesty events will be at the following locations. Just look for the council recycling van:
Tuesday 30 April:
Thursday 2 May:
Friday 3 May:
The amnesty events are being held to encourage residents not to put waste electrical items – either electric or battery operated – in their bins at home.
Each year thousands of electrical items are found in the waste collected from blue and green bins in the East Riding – but they can’t be recycled that way.
Unwanted electrical items should normally be taken to any of the East Riding’s 10 household waste recycling sites (tips), which are open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm.
The amnesty events are mainly aimed at residents who struggle to get to the recycling sites.
Anyone donating electricals at the events will be offered a free reusable green sack to help them with their garden waste.
Electrical amnesty events have already been held during April in Patrington, Withernsea, Old Goole, Howden, Gilberdyke, Pocklington, Cottingham and Anlaby.
They followed similar events held in September last year which resulted in 1.2 tonnes of electrical items being collected for recycling and reuse.
Paul Tripp, head of streetscene services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Residents have made the East Riding the number one recycler in the country and do an amazing job of recycling at home.
“But we still find issues with some electrical items being placed in household bins instead of being taken to household waste recycling sites.
“So by running these amnesty events we’re giving residents the chance to bring along their small electricals so they can be recycled, and encourage them to use household waste recycling sites in future.”
Items which can be brought along for collection include: toasters, kettles, irons, food mixers, blenders, sandwich makers, coffee machines, hairdryers, hair straighteners, electric toothbrushes, electric razors, mobile phones, laptops, desktop computers, printers, radios, game consoles, DVD players, chargers, speakers, remote control toys, table lamps, electric fans, electric heaters, and power tools including drills.
For more information about recycling and the blue, green and brown bins please visit the website www.eastriding.gov.uk/bins
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