Thinking of investing in some new christmas tree lights this year, perhaps you are buyingt a new TV especially for the Queens speech, or maybe Santa brought you a new laptop this year?
If you are sure that you can't sell your old items on eBay or your local car boot sale, and that nobody wants them on freeuse or freecycle.org, you will need to recycle your old electrical items.
Leicestershire County Council has 14 recycling and household waste sites (RHWS) where you can easily recycle your unwanted electricals.
|What can be recycled?|
|Look out for the crossed out wheelie bin symbol|
It can be recycled if it:
Simply take it along to any of our RHWS.
If the item is still in working order, you can give it to a friend, sell it online or give it away online (freeuse or freecycle.org).
But if not householders can take any small electrical items to their local RHWS where dedicated bins for small electrical items are available.
Alternatively, just as some retailers collect your old appliances for recycling, a number of them will also accept your old small electrical items for recycling in store when you buy new ones. For example, mobile phone retailers may take your old phone back or provide you with a post bag to send the phone off to be reconditioned or recycled.
Electrical retailers are also obliged to offer help and advice and many provide recycling take back services.
Recycling those items helps prevent pollution and saves resources by recycling the plastic and metal in the items.
After checking for hazardous components, the mechanical processing is applied. In this process, ferrous and aluminium material is initially separated. This is followed by the separation of the copper based concentrate in which all precious and other non-ferrous metals are present. During the initial and the final stages of the process, plastics are also separated from the metal fraction for recycling.
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