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Recycling small electrical items

posted 21 Feb 2013, 03:45 by Parish Council Communications

This is a reminder that any broken or unwanted small electrical items such as kettles or hair dryers can now be recycled through B&NES' weekly kerbside recycling collection.  The first collection day for Freshford will be this coming Friday, 22nd February.

B&NES will collect any small electrical item that has a plug or uses batteries. Suitable items for collection include:
  • Kettles, blenders, calculators, cameras, chargers, digi-boxes, electronic toothbrushes, electronic toys and games, hair straighteners, hi-fi equipment, irons, power tools, shavers, telephones, torches and so on!

They can’t collect any large item including the following:

  • No TVs and PC monitors, large printers, washing machines, microwave ovens, and lawn mowers - these can be recycled but are too big for this collection, so residents still need to take these to their local Recycling Centre instead. Alternatively, a collection from the Council can be booked for a charge.
  • No fluorescent tubes and light bulbs;
  • Any item with leaking batteries or broken glass which could harm the crews.

Any small electrical items must be put in an untied carrier bag next to the green recycling box on the usual weekly collection day by 7am. Households can put out more than one carrier bag if necessary. Remove any batteries first and put these in a small plastic bag at the top of the green box as usual. B&NES may use different vehicles to collect your electricals so don’t worry if the usual recycling has been collected before or after your electrical items.