Electrical items are one of the most popular gifts received at Christmas and the 14 Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS) in East Sussex and Brighton & Hove offer the perfect place to reuse and recycle all the unwanted items that you no longer want or need – and Veolia is reminding people to - Bring it, Don’t bin it!
Thousands of TV’s and mobile phones are thrown away at this time of year and Veolia would like to encourage people bringing waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) to your local Household Waste Recycling Sites’ that this should be separated from other waste. Any information stored on devices should also be removed.
This means more items can be recycled or disposed of safely, instead of going to landfill - special containers are provided at the sites to make sure these items are collected separately.
As well as disposing of these items at your local HWRS you can also do this at one of the many WEEE recycling banks located throughout East Sussex and Brighton & Hove - where around a whopping 70 thousand tonnes of electrical items have so far been recycled this year! Find out where your nearest bank is at www.eastsussex.gov.uk/rubbishandrecycling or www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/electricalrecycling.
Allan Key General Manager of Veolia South Downs said: “We want to encourage people to bring items to the recycling sites where they can be disposed of safely and put to good use. Remember Bring it, Don’t bin it!”
For details of your nearest Household Waste Recycling Site, and Christmas and New Year opening times call 08453 550550.