Do you have an old dusty toaster stored at the back of a cupboard or have recently upgraded your computer?
On average we all buy 3 new electrical items per year. Electrical items can be reused or recycled and should not be put in your bin, as in landfill hazardous substances can leak out causing soil and water contamination.
Items in working order can be reused by someone else or the plastic and precious metal parts (including gold and copper) can be shredded and reused. This all saves resources and energy.
Over the next few months collection points will be set up all over Hertfordshire to take anything with a plug or a battery, broken or in working order. Visit Wasteaware for more information or check if your local Household waste site takes electrical items.