Chance to recycle unwanted electrical items for free


Patchway residents who have unwanted or broken electrical items lingering at home have an opportunity to recycle their small waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) for free tomorrow (Tuesday 24th January) at an event being staged by South Gloucestershire Council’s recycling and resource management contractor SITA UK.

Toasters, irons, kettles, games consoles, DVD players, electrical toothbrushes and similar small electrical items (anything with a plug or that uses batteries) can be taken to the car park at Coniston Community Centre [BS34 5LP] between 8am and 4pm.

Sarah Ottaway, Waste Minimisation Manager at SITA UK, said:

“Too many unwanted electrical devices still end up in landfill, and so in partnership with South Gloucestershire Council we are holding four events in popular locations where people can bring their surplus small electricals for recycling – if it has a plug on it or uses batteries then we can get it recycled.”

“If you have an unwanted electrical item still in good working order, then why not find it a new home with a friend or relative? If that’s not possible, or if your item is at the end of its life, then please do the next best thing and bring it along to one of our events for recycling, where you will help prevent waste and enable new items to be produced with less need for fresh raw materials.”

Larger items, such as fridges, washing machines or microwaves should be taken directly to one of the four South Gloucestershire Sort-It! Centres, the nearest of which is in Little Stoke.