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Market Weighton Electrical Waste Collection


8:18am 15th January 2014

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is holding an electrical waste collection in Market Weighton today.

The aim is to keep thousands of unwanted hair dryers and straighteners, household batteries, televisions, music systems, kettles, toasters, microwaves, fluorescent tubes and bulbs out of the green bins.

The collection will be from 2-6pm: Wednesday, 15 January: Tesco, Market Weighton.

Councillor Symon Fraser, portfolio holder for environment, housing and planning, said: “January is when people get rid of the old because they have had new as Christmas presents or are planning to buy in the sales.

“Sending electrical items to landfill continues to be a problem. In just one year, about 1,600 tonnes of electrical items are put in the green bins across the East Riding and end up in landfill. That is the same weight as 80,000 flat screen TVs.

“East Riding residents are keen recyclers and will take full advantage of this chance to be able to recycle electrical goods while they do their shopping.”

Electrical items can also be taken to all the council’s 10 household waste recycling sites. For their locations visit the council’s site, www.eastriding.gov.uk

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