Published: Monday, 2nd October 2017
Broadland residents have the chance to get rid of unwanted household electrical and electronic items for free this Saturday, 7 October at Broadland District Council’s electrical recycling event in Taverham.
Residents can drop off old, small electrical items for free at Broadland District Council’s collection point in Taverham Village Hall’s car park on Sandy Lane from 8am to 12pm.
All items collected on the day will be taken away to be recycled or reused. Any item which is suitable for reuse will be donated to the British Heart Foundation to be sold in their shops and broken items will be stripped of their parts for recycling.
At the council’s previous collection day, held in April, more than four tonnes of items were collected and the British Heart Foundation were able to take hundreds of items away, making around £6000 for the charity.
Cllr John Fisher, portfolio holder for environmental excellence at the council said:
“The electrical recycling event is a great opportunity to clear out closets and finally get rid of that old radio you haven’t touched in months. What’s better is that your unwanted goods can go on to help a charity or could even be recycled into an entirely new item.”
Items which can be accepted at the drop off point include any small appliance which uses a plug or a battery. This could include game consoles, laptops, kettles, TVs, computer screens and mobile phones.
Commercial items and larger appliances such as fridges or washing machines are not able to be collected at the drop off point.