Recycle for Hampshire

Recycle Week 2013

When your electrical item loses its spark, it's time to recycle it!

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We live in a world of electrical items, from mobile phones and game consoles to dishwashers and electric showers (not the mention the coffee machines, blenders, hair dryers, power tools, children’s toys...)

Electricals – also known as WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) – is the fastest growing waste stream in the UK. Small electrical items contain valuable metals and plastics which can be broken down and recycled into new items. Circuit boards and batteries can also be recycled. So if you have a broken electrical, don’t bin it, recycle it!

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To celebrate Recycle Week 2013, we're promoting the recycling of these items. So dig out that broken drill in the shed, dust off that unused blender in the kitchen cupboard, and bring them along to a recycling collection point.

We'll be holding events in Eastleigh, New Forest, Havant and Portsmouth where you can drop off your small electricals - you can also be entered into a prize draw to win an iPad or a Kindle! Contact these councils to find out where your nearest events are, or check our Twitter feed for latest event updates.

If you can't make it to one of our events, don't worry - you can recycle your electricals throughout the year at any Household Waste Recycling Centre.

 

What do you normally do with your unwanted electricals? Take our short survey and you could win £25 worth of leisure vouchers.