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Do you have unwanted electricals at home?
In October, WasteAware are offering your school a free recycling collection and you can join in!

Register by 30 September to be entered into a prize draw to win a refurbished iPad mini.

This'll help us work out how much our lorries need to collect. We'll email further details after you register.

What you can bring What happens to the items you bring 5 ways to reduce your electrical waste Register

 

What you can bring

On the specified day, bring along anything with a plug or a battery that you can carry on your own to your school.

Examples of what you can bring

  • Laptops, computers and monitors
  • Electric kettles
  • Televisions and video players
  • Battery operated toys
  • Electric toothbrushes
  • Desk fans
  • Blenders
  • Irons
  • Microwaves
  • Printers
  • Mobile phones
  • Toasters
  • Batteries - please put in a separate bag.


We can't accept:

  • large lithium battery power packs
  • big electricals, like fridges.

You can take these to a household waste recycling centre or check our A-Z of electricals.

 

What happens to the items you bring

The collected electricals 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.

As a precaution, we advise parents to remove data before discarding items.

Collected items will be destroyed in the recycling process.

Find out how electricals are recycled.

 

5 ways to reduce your electrical waste

We each throw away an average of 23.5kg of electronic waste a year - heavier than an average seven-year-old boy!

1. Reuse it

If it's still working:

Why reuse? Find out at Recycle Now.

2. Repair it

3. Recycle it


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.

 

Want to know more?

 

 

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