Residents in Nottinghamshire have helped to raise over £1000 for charity by recycling their waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) at the 12 Recycling Centres in Nottinghamshire. Throughout December and January. Veolia (Nottinghamshire County Council’s waste contractors) offered to donate £5 to charity for every tonne of small WEEE taken to the sites.
The campaign saw 217.23 tonnes of small domestic household appliances, such as vacuum cleaners, irons, toasters, clocks, mobile phones, kettles, fans, hair-dryers and electronic toys taken to the sites during December and January. £1086.15 was raised, which Veolia has rounded up to £1,100, for the Chairman of the County Council’s charity - the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association
Nottinghamshire County Council Chairman, Councillor Kevin Rostance said: ‘This campaign has helped us to collectively raise vital funds for Motor Neurone Disease Association. Thank you to everyone who has helped not only the Charity, but the environment too by having a greener Christmas.’
Richard Allen, Contract Logistics Manager at Veolia said: ‘We are delighted by the total raised for this charity campaign and wish to thank all the householders in Nottinghamshire for their support.Most electrical waste consists of multiple materials, including glass, plastic, and metals including lead and mercury. This complex and potentially dangerous mix of components means that WEEE from Nottinghamshire households should always be recycled at the Recycling Centres and never put into the kerbside bins.’
Sharon King at the Motor Neurone Disease Association said: ‘The MND Association is delighted to receive support from Veolia to help fund our work locally to help improve the lives of those living with MND in the Nottinghamshire area. MND is a fatal, rapidly progressing disease which affects the brain and spinal cord. It attacks the nerves that control movement and eventually leaves people unable to move, communicate or breathe. It kills a third of people within a year of diagnosis and half within two years. The funds raised by Veolia will really help to give respite care to families affected by this cruel disease, as well fund specialist equipment to help those affected by the disease live as comfortably as possible. We really are incredibly grateful for the support by both Veolia and Cllr Rostance’
For more information about how to recycle common household waste items visit: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/waste-and-recycling/recycling-and-disposing-of-waste/how-to-recycle-or-dispose-of-common-waste-items