June 21, 2010 11.47 am This story is over 134 months old

Old gadgets wanted for Recycling Week

Fact: A typical iron contains enough steel to make 13 food tins, so take your unwanted electronic junk to the waste centre for recycling.

Recycling Week is back in Lincoln from June 21st to 27th, and is looking to collect your unwanted gadgets and electronic items lurking in your home. Shavers, kettles, toasters or anything with batteries or a plug is on the hit list, as long as it has the crossed-out wheelie bin logo on it.

“Over 150 million smaller electrical or electronic goods were bought in the UK last year, yet fewer than 30 million waste electrical and electronic (WEEE) items were taken to a recycling point for treatment,” said Dr Philip Morton, CEO of the Recycling Electrical Producers’ Industry Consortium (REPIC).

“Many people may forget or don’t even realise that small electrical items can be recycled. They are often forgotten about and end up in household waste bins or lie around the home,” said Doug Robinson, Sustainability and climate change Team Leader at Lincolnshire County Council.

You can take your unwanted electrical items for recycling at the Lincoln Household Waste Recycling Centre on the Great Northern Terrace. The facility is open Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, and Saturday to Sunday 8am to 4pm.

Source: Lincolnshire County Council | Photo: Barnaby S via Flickr

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