With the support of Essex Libraries, David A. Church, the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Campaign Project Officer, has set up a wheeled bin inside Great Baddow Library for local residents to recycle their small electrical items for free, during opening times.
What Is WEEE?
WEEE is the UK’s fastest growing waste stream because technology quickly evolves and older electrical and electronic items are soon made redundant and left unwanted.
Many electrical items contain valuable plastics and precious metals, which can be extracted and reduce the use of limited natural resources. As landfill costs rise recycling has never been more cost-effective.
What is Collected?
All small electrical items can be collected and recycled. This covers kettles, toasters, hairdryers, irons, radios, laptops, mobile phones, coffee makers, electrical toys, drills, electric saws and other power tools, set top boxes and remote controls, plus many other small items.
Green Box Collections
You can also recycle products by placing them in the green box, inside a plastic bag.
Not only is this a sustainable service offered by Chelmsford City Council, but also promotion for the kerbside collection for small electrical items for householders in the area.
For more information please visit the Council website at www.chelmsford.gov.uk/weee.