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Not Sure What to Do With Electrical Waste? Recycle it!

By 7 May 2020July 8th, 2020No Comments

What Should You Do With Your Electronic Waste? Recycle it!

Broken Electronics

Our skips are very welcoming of a wide variety of waste however, there are some restrictions which include electronic appliances and equipment. We understand that you’re not going to want old appliances just laying around, so we’ve put this guide together to show you what you can do with them. 

Why Recycle Your Electrical Goods?

The recycling of old electrical appliances has become a real problem because hardly anyone seems to be doing it. Less than a third of all bought electronics are actually recycled, and from a company that responsibly disposes of all waste, this needs to change! We restrict from electrical appliances being placed in our skips to ensure that no potentially hazardous waste reaches the landfill.  However, if you don’t recycle them, they will end up there anyway allowing for soil and water contamination, potentially putting people at harm. Plus if you do recycle, you’d also be doing great for our environment. 

What Can be Recycled

There is a very simple strategy in knowing whether your appliance can be recycled or not. If your appliance needs a plug, charger, or batteries, then you can recycle it! Also, if the appliance has a symbol of a wheelie bin crossed out, then that too can be recycled. 

Here are some examples:

  • Small and Large household appliances such as kettles, toasters, irons, fridges, washing machines etc
  • Personal electronics such as hairdryers, toothbrushes
  • Tv’s, phones, games console
  • Tools such as lawnmowers, drills, and sewing machines.

How to Recycle Them

There are a few different ways in which you can learn how to recycle your electrical equipment. You can visit recyclenow.com and discover your nearest recycling point where you can drop off your unwanted goods. Some certain councils can offer to pick up small goods for you but you’d have to contact them and check to be certain. 

WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) is a directive to ensure that people behave a certain way in terms of recycling. It was set up to stop so much harmful electrical waste being sent to landfill. This is why they have no demanded that any electrical appliance that is bought comes with a direction of what they can do when it breaks and they need a replacement. Sometimes they offer a collection service, maybe at an extra cost, or they can say to take it back to the store where you bought it from.

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