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New banks for recycling small electric items

New banks for recycling small electric items Residents in West Oxfordshire can now recycle small electrical items at new depository banks being rolled out across the District.

West Oxfordshire District Council is providing a host of new WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) banks, across the district, that allow people to recycle minor electrical items more conveniently.

The new banks can be used for anything with electrical or electronic parts from hair straighteners to shavers, and toys to toasters. These will then be recycled or refurbished and in turn reduce waste sent to landfill.

Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for the Environment said: “We are committed to making the District a greener place to live by making it more convenient and accessible to recycle smaller household items.

“This will benefit residents, who previously may have thrown smaller electrical items in their general rubbish bins or had to make a special journey to a County Waste and Recycling Centre.”

The WEEE Banks will be placed in the following locations:

Guildenford car park, Burford
Co-op, Carterton
Stanmore Crescent, Carterton
Marsh Lane car park, Clanfield
Aston Rd car park, Ducklington
Edington Square, Witney
Sainsbury’s , Witney
Woodford Way, Witney

Back Lane car park, Eynsham
Hensington Rd, Woodstock

The District Council has teamed up with WEEE compliance scheme Electrolink who are helping to fund the project.

Electrolink's commercial manager, Martyn Parfitt, said: "We’re happy to support West Oxfordshire in its bid to recycle even more. The more we can divert from landfill the better - we can prevent environmental damage and preserve valuable resources."

Larger items such as TV monitors, washing machines and anything that doesn't fit in the chute of the banks should be taken to a household waste and recycling centre (tip). Alternatively, for a small charge, you can order a bulky household waste collection through the District Council by calling 01993 861025 or visiting: www.westoxon.gov.uk/bulkywaste

Posted : 05/07/2012 17:31:05

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