On Saturday 28 September, Transport and Technical Services (TTS) is making it even easier to recycle your old and broken electricals as an extra 6 collection points are open around the Island from 10am – 2pm.
To encourage Islanders to recycle household electricals such as hairdryers, toasters and DVD players, the TTS Recycle for Jersey Team are setting up electrical recycling collection points at: Les Creux County Park, St Ouen Parish Depot, St Peters Valley (next to the Victoria in the Valley car park), St Saviour Parish Depot (Rue des Pres Trading Estate), St Martin Public Hall Car Park and Holme Grown, Grouville.
The following schools have also got involved with this campaign and set up their own recycling banks for electricals this week: St George’s Preparatory School, St Saviour’s Primary School, St Luke’s Primary School, Springfield Primary School, St Clement’s Primary School, Samares Primary School, Rouge Bouillon Primary School, La Moye Primary School, Mont Nicolle Primary School, Haute Vallée Secondary School, Les Quennevais Secondary School, Grainville Secondary School and Le Rocquier Secondary School.
The first ‘electricals amnesty’ was held last September and TTS received approximately 15 tonnes of household electricals from the four hour event.
Electrical items shouldn’t be thrown away with household rubbish as they contain metals and potentially hazardous chemicals but should be taken to the above collection points this Saturday or can 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 ‘Due to the success of last year’s electricals amnesty when we collected approximately 15 tonnes of household electricals in just 4 hours, we are holding the event again this year. Search your home for old and broken electricals and take advantage of the six additional collection points that are open this Saturday. It is so important that electrical goods aren’t thrown away in the general rubbish and we hope that this event provides a reminder to act responsibly with your waste.’