Do you have unwanted electricals at home?
We each throw away an average of 23.5kg of electronic waste a year - heavier than an average seven-year-old boy!
5 ways to reduce your electrical waste
1. Reuse it
If it's still working:
If it's a working mobile phone, consider donating it to Community Calling, who will use it to help combat digital isolation in the community.
As a precaution, we advise residents to remove data before discarding items.
Why reuse? Find out at Recycle Now.
2. Repair it
3. Recycle it
Where are electrical items recycled?
Collected electricals from household waste recycling centres will be treated and recycled in accordance with all legislative standards and industry guidance by SWEEEP Kuusakoski Ltd, a specialist processor based in Sittingbourne, Kent. Fridges and Freezers are taken to another specialist facility.
Remember to remove data before discarding items.
Collected items will be destroyed in the recycling process.
Find out how electricals are recycled.
4. Buy smarter - think before you buy and find products with a lower environmental impact.
5. Look after it - find out how to look after your appliances.
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