Take charge of your unwanted electrical clutter in Hitchin

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By JulieGK | Monday, January 21, 2013, 19:35

If you have unwanted electrical equipment cluttering up your home, go dump the stuff at a WEEE event (Waste Electricals and Electronic Equipment).

The next WEEE event in Hitchin will be on February 2 at Woodside Car Park.

Disposing of items in this way prevents tonnes of unwanted electrical items from ending up in grey bins and being sent to landfill. Instead it is all sent for recycling.

Cllr Peter Burt, NHDC's portfolio holder for Waste, Recycling and Environment, said: "We want to make it as easy as possible for householders to recycle their unwanted electrical equipment and these WEEE events are a popular way of disposing of items in a safe, environmentally friendly and cost effective way."

You can bring along the following items:

* IT equipment (e.g. computers, printers, scanners)

* Audio/visual equipment (e.g. televisions, VCRs, DVD players, freeview boxes, radios, hi-fi, games consoles, mobiles and MP3 players)

* Kitchen items (e.g. kettles, toasters, microwaves, blenders, bread makers)

* General household items (e.g. lamps, vacuum cleaners, irons, alarm clocks, electric fans, battery chargers, electric or battery toys and charging devices)

* Health and beauty items (e.g. hairdryers, straighteners, electric razors)

Larger items, such as fridges and freezers, cannot be collected at this event. These items can be taken to local Household Waste and Recycling Centres.

Other events in the area include Saturday at Wyevale Garden Centre, Codicote, between 9am and 2pm and February 9 at Twitchell Car Park in Baldock, also between 9am and 2pm.

For more information on WEEE events contact Laura Lack on 01462 474000 or email service@north-herts.gov.uk

      

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    There is a better way coming to all City's soon. You can take the items and/or have them collected for local reuse assessment in an EEE Safe Centre. This will help prevent local waste and save councils disposal and collection costs, thus benefiting the local community. They will get lower cost tested and approved refurbished goods instead of it travelling around the country, creating unnecessary CO2 emissions. Better still, with Larger appliances going there through the EEE Safe network, washing machines, cookers, fridges etc will be more available to help the poor. All of this coming out of the Centres who could be running the new EEE Safe Training Qualification and giving Loyalty Points to Consumers who donate the appliances and Small WEEE, to the centres. You can spend the points on 300+ online stores.

    Watch out for them coming to your area soon. http://tinyurl.com/aalkkmc

    By eeesafe at 03:15 on 22/01/13

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