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Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Campaign

Posted on 15 January 2016

Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) is helping to transform how we design, buy, use and dispose of everyday electrical and electronic products. We (Viridor) are working in partnership with West Sussex County Council to promote the importance of recycling small Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) which includes anything handheld with a plug or batteries, ranging from a kettle, power drill, electric toothbrush, hairdryers and curling tongs.

Our main objective is get small WEEE out of residual bins into our Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS). Recycling unwanted and broken small electrical items at one of our household waste recycling sites is easy and there are lots that can be recycled.

Every year the average household in the UK spends around £800 on new electrical and electronic goods. By weight the UK purchases approximately 1.4 million tonnes per year and dispose of a similar amount. Nearly 40% of this goes to landfill and less than 10% is re-used despite the fact most of the items work or could be repaired. This is a significant environmental loss and a missed recycling opportunity.

WRAP has identified that televisions, laptop computers, vacuum cleaners, refrigeration products and washing machines have the greatest resource impacts on the UK market.Take your broken or unwanted electrical items to your local HWRS to save precious metals. For more information on items can be accepted at HWRS and  opening times, please visit www.recycleforwestsussex.org.

Don’t bin it BRING IT!