Council starts collections of small electrical items


items Arun District Council is launching a new scheme to make it easier for residents to dispose of broken or unwanted small electrical and electronic equipment.

The Council’s contractor, Biffa, will be offering the service as part of the new cleansing contract. The collections will be phased in across the district from 10 April 2017 and allow residents to recycle even more from home.

Electrical items no larger than a standard-sized carrier bag will be accepted.

The collections will be weekly on the same day as the refuse collection for that area.

Items need to be kept separate and not placed in with the recycling or rubbish collection.

The Council is asking residents to continue disposing of larger electrical items at their nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Councillor Paul Dendle, Arun District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure and Amenities, said: “Electrical and electronic equipment plays an ever-increasing role in our daily lives but is not always easy to dispose of in a sustainable way. Therefore, we are really pleased to provide residents with another recycling opportunity and we hope everyone across the district will fully support it and use it widely.”

What can be recycled?

  • Shavers, hairdryers, hair straighteners, toasters, kettles, mobile phones, games consoles, DVD players, radios, irons, lamps [bulbs removed], chargers, cameras

What can’t be recycled?

  • Fridges, freezers, televisions, washing machines, tumble dryers, laptops, lightbulbs, vacuum cleaners, microwaves

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