Recycling is now electric

PUBLISHED: 17:44 28 June 2007 | UPDATED: 21:43 29 May 2010

ELECTRICAL items can now be recycled at new council facilities that can accept anything that either plugs into the mains or uses a battery. The new recycling capabilities form the latest part of Uttlesford District Council s ongoing drive to bring down th

ELECTRICAL items can now be recycled at new council facilities that can accept anything that either plugs into the mains or uses a battery.

The new recycling capabilities form the latest part of Uttlesford District Council's ongoing drive to bring down the level of rubbish being sent to landfill and increase the amount of recycling in the district.

Bright pink signs will be stationed at Essex County Council Recycling Centres for Household waste across Uttlesford from July 1.

A district council spokesman said: "When you take an electrical item to one of the recycling centres, it will either be sent for 'reuse' or, if it is

not in near-to working order,

for recycling.

"Containers or storage areas for electrical items will be clearly marked but if you are not sure please speak to one of the site staff who will show you where to place your item. Look out for the bright pink signs at the centres."

Electrical items of any size can be recycled at the facilities, from white goods such as fridges, cookers and fridges, through to electric lawnmowers and televisions, right down to toys and battery-powered watches.

Retailers of electrical goods may well offer to take back

old electrical items when you buy a replacement, or even collect larger items from

your house, but they may require payment.

The council will also collect your larger items, such as televisions and freezers - call them on 01799 510510 to find out more.

However, council officers ask that smaller electrical items are taken to the recycling centres in person; if this is not possible, they can still be placed in the black non-recycling bin. For more details call 08456 037625.

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