Recycle your old electrical items and you could win brand new ones

Veolia and Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) are urging Merseyside residents to recycle old electrical items at their local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Start digging out any broken or unwanted small electrical items this summer. In August Veolia and Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) will be giving out scratch cards at all 15 Household Waste Recycling Centre’s (HWRCs) in Merseyside and Halton for every small electrical item that is recycled on site.

This gives everyone, who brings in an unwanted or broken small electrical item, to be recycled the chance to win brand new ones. Examples of small electrical items include: kettles, toasters, dvd/video players, hairdryers, microwaves or vacuum cleaners.

Many of these items can be put to good use by someone else or broken down to recycle the valuable materials to help preserve natural resources.

There is £1000 worth of prizes up for grabs, with the top prize of a Kindle Fire HD.

Alex Paterson, Director of Veolia Merseyside and Halton, said:” This competition provides residents with an incentive to recycle those unused electrical items that are tucked away in our drawers and cupboards. We also hope this competition will show Merseyside residents how easy it is to recycle unwanted items and for them to adopt the same outlook to all aspects of recycling on an ongoing basis.”

Cllr Graham Morgan, MRWA Chairperson said: “This is a great opportunity for residents to recycle their unwanted or broken electrical items and reduce the amount of materials we send to landfill.”

Alex Murray, MRWA Director of Operations said: “We’d encourage all residents to check around their home and take advantage of the Recycling Centres to recycle and dispose of their electrical items safely.”

Scratch cards will be given out at all of Merseyside and Halton’s HWRCs for a full list visit: www.recycleformerseyside.com

The competition will start on 1st August 2014; prizes must be claimed before 12th September 2014. Full terms and conditions can be found by clicking here.