|Recycle Your Unwanted Electrical Items|
Take that old kettle to the library or town hall
A trial scheme offering local people the chance to recycle unwanted small electrical items has proved so successful, it has now been extended to libraries and other buildings across the borough.
Portable items such as hairdryers, kettles and drills can all be dropped into the bin. As long as you can lift your items into the bin they will be accepted.
Bins can be found at:
Cllr Greg Smith, cabinet member for residents' services, says: “These bins make it easier for our residents to recycle their unwanted electrical items. It is vital that we all recycle as much as we can so that we can save money by reducing the amount of waste sent to expensive landfill sites so I urge as many people as possible to get into the recycling habit."
Larger items such as TVs and white household goods will not be accepted - these can be taken for free to the Reuse and Recycling Centre at Smugglers Way, or collected for a charge from your home.
This new scheme is part of the Hammersmith & Fulham Council's drive to encourage all residents to recycle.
It points out that last year it cost £107 to dispose of a ton of waste but in April, the price has risen to £128.
In comparison, recycling waste is relatively cheap. Last year it cost the council £69 to recycle a ton of waste and that figure has risen by only £2 in April.
What can you recycle, either in orange smart sacks for street level properties or in a communal smart bank if you are in a block of flats?
April 14, 2011