Transport and Technical Services (TTS) would like to thank everyone who joined in last Saturday’s electricals recycling amnesty and helped the recycling team collect 16 tonnes of household electrical items in just four hours.
To encourage Islanders to recycle household electricals such as hairdryers, toasters and DVD players, TTS set up temporary electrical recycling collection points around the Island on Saturday 28 September. Many primary and secondary schools also joined in the event and set up their own collection point for electricals and collected 1.2 tonnes.
This was the second electricals amnesty event organised by TTS. The first, in 2012, collected 15 tonnes of electricals and helped to raise awareness about the importance of separating all electricals items from general rubbish.
Electrical items shouldn’t be thrown away with household rubbish as they contain metals and potentially hazardous chemicals but should be taken to the Household Recycling Centre (Gate 4 Bellozanne) which opens Monday- Saturday: 7.30am – 4.15pm and Sundays: 8am – 12.45pm.
Emma Richardson-Calladine, Recycling Manager, TTS, said ‘Thank you to everyone who used our amnesty event as a reason to clear out their old and broken electricals. All of the electricals items collected will now be exported to our specialist recycling partner in the South of England where all of the component parts will be separated for recycling. It is so important that electrical goods aren’t thrown away in the general rubbish and we hope that this event has been a reminder to act responsibly with your waste.’