Batteries and small electrical items soon to be added to recycling list
Posted on: 25 July 2016
You will soon be able to recycle more as part of your kerbside collections in North Devon, as batteries and small electrical items are added to the list.
From Monday 22 August, North Devon Council is increasing the variety of items it can collect from your weekly recycling collections. This will mean you can put out all types of batteries, as well as small waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). This includes:
- small kitchen appliances (such as kettles, toasters, irons)
- hairdryers, straighteners and clippers
- clocks, watches, calculators and torches
- remote controls, laptops, mobile phones, cameras
- small flat screen TVs and monitors
- radios, CD players and MP3 players
- small electronic toys (such as remote control cars)
- small power tools, smoke detectors
- household batteries, but not car batteries
All items should be no larger than a carrier bag.
Executive Member for environment, Councillor Rodney Cann, said: “This is another step forward in enhancing our weekly recycling service in North Devon. I believe this will help towards meeting our 50% rate by 2020, but if we are to reach this, we really need everyone to get on board and make full use of our comprehensive service. It won’t stop here of course – and I am looking forward to providing further improvements to our service over the coming months.”
When the extended service begins on Monday 22 August, small WEEE can be put into your recycling box. Batteries can also go in recycling boxes. However, these should be placed in a carrier bag first, to keep them separate from other items. (Please note, carrier bags will not be recycled.)
If households want a second recycling box, they can request one online at www.northdevon.gov.uk/recycling or by phoning 01271 374776. There is also further information about WEEE and battery recycling on the council’s website.
Larger WEEE items (such as cookers, vacuum cleaners, medium and large-sized TVs) cannot be recycled at the kerbside. Instead, you can take these to Devon County Council recycling centres (at Killacleave in Ilfracombe, Seven Brethren in Barnstaple and Maclins in South Molton).
If you prefer, you can arrange for a bulky waste collection, where North Devon Council can collect your larger items from the kerbside. There is a charge for this service. Again, further information about bulky waste is on the council’s website.Posted in: Environment