Recycle For Charity

Nottinghamshire residents encouraged to make a recycling resolution for charity

New Year ‘Recycle for Charity’ campaign launches in Notts helping to raise funds for Nottinghamshire County Council Chairman's Charity Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association.

WEEE Wish you a Merry Christmas

In December 2019 and January 2020 Nottinghamshire residents are encouraged to make a recycling resolution by taking their WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) to one of the 12 Recycling Centres in Nottinghamshire. This will help to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association, Nottinghamshire County Council Chairman’s chosen charity.  The charity works to improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carer as well as funding medical research into the condition..

Throughout December and January, we are donating £5 for every tonne of WEEE taken to the Recycling Centres.

228 tonnes were collected in 2017/18, and 221 tonnes were collected in 2018/19 we have promised to donate an additional £500 bonus to the charity if the total reaches 500 tonnes by the end of January this year.

What is WEEE?

Every year an estimated 2 million tonnes of WEEE items are discarded by householders and companies in the UK* 

WEEE stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. It includes everything from electric razors and toothbrushes to vacuums and phone chargers – pretty much every electrical item you find in your home with a plug or battery. Electrical items (including but not limited to those marked with a symbol of a wheeled bin with a cross through it) can be repaired or recycled – saving natural resources and the environment. 

Most electrical waste consists of multiple materials, including metal, glass, plastic, precious metals, lead and mercury. This complex and 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. 

 

For the December 2019 / January 2020 Recycle for Charity Campaign the tonnage is based on Small Domestic / Household Appliances. 

For example this includes items such as: 

Vacuum cleaners, 
Irons,
Toasters,
Clocks,
Mobile phones,
Kettles,
Fans