New service to tackle flood of old gadgets in county

Cllr Andrew Grant Electrical Recycling NNL-150316-132457001
Cllr Andrew Grant Electrical Recycling NNL-150316-132457001

Recycling of broken or unwanted electrical items starts in earnest on Monday across south Northants.

The day marks the start of South Northants Council’s kerbside collections.

Cllr Andrew Grant, deputy leader and portfolio holder for environment, said: “As the number of electrical products we throw away continues to rise, South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) is about to make it easier for residents to recycle them,”

From Monday, unwanted electrical items will be collected alongside the rest of the household recycling.

Any small household electrical item is suitable, as long as it fits into a carrier bag. To get residents started a one-off plastic bag will be delivered alongside the spring edition of SNC Review which is delivered to every home. Afterwards, residents can use any standard carrier bag for future electrical items.

All residents have to do is put their broken, old or unwanted electrical items in a bag and place it on top of their blue bin lid on recycling week.

The items will be collected by the regular collection crew and placed in separate containers on the side of the vehicles. The electrical items will be taken to a special facility where they will be safely dismantled and recycled.

Householders with any large electrical items can arrange for them to be collected by the bulky waste collection service.

This costs £30 per collection and can be booked by calling 01327 322344 or take them to a household waste recycling centre.