Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Recycling bosses are encouraging East Devon residents to recycle more electrical equipment.
Devon County Council wants more waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) to be recycled and less in landfill.
On average, each person buys three new electrical items a year.
In Devon, more than 2,600 tonnes of small WEEE is reused or recycled each year but more can be done.
Small WEEE that can be reused or recycled includes anything that has a mains cable, uses replaceable batteries, needs charging or has the crossed-out wheelie bin logo on it.
This includes kettles, toasters, hairdryers and cameras.
Tom Harrison of WeeeCare, the county’s recycling contractor said: “These days everybody uses electronic or electrical items daily but do not always consider their effects on the environment once they decide to dispose of them.
Visit the www.recycledevon.org website for all the information you need on recycling or reusing electronic and electrical equipment.