North Lincolnshire launches kerbside electricals recycling

Posted on 3rd April, 2011

Following a successful pilot scheme parts of North Lincolnshire will soon gain kerbside recycling for small electrical items such as toasters, kettles and hairdryers.

This follows a pilot in which more than 3,000 residents took part in a two-month pilot to recycle Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). Prior to the pilot about 27 types of WEEE products were taken to landfill.

The council said it hoped about 1,000 tonnes of WEEE products could be recycled annually under the scheme.

Kevin Booth, Head of Waste Management at the council, said: “Electrical items can contain harmful chemicals including lead and mercury and currently most of this ends up in landfill where it can pollute the environment.”

The scheme will be expanded to 72,000 homes from May.