There is still a chance for residents to visit the council’s electrical goods amnesty events, as they enter their final week.
Waste and recycling officers will be visiting Beverley to collect residents’ old, broken and unwanted electrical items.
Items they will be collecting to be recycled will be no larger than a microwave. Also where possible items may be reused.
While officers are coming to Beverley they will also be hosting events in Bridlington, Hornsea and Hedon.
The amnesty events will be taking place in Beverley on Tuesday 30 April. The council recycling van will be on Coltman Avenue, near Samman Road shops between 10am-noon. It will also be near the shops on Lincoln Avenue between 1pm and 3pm.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council says the amnesty events are being held to encourage residents when it comes to disposing of electrical goods.
They want people to avoid putting waste electrical items in their bins at home.
Each year thousands of electrical items are found in the waste collected from blue and green bins in the East Riding – but they can’t be recycled that way.
Unwanted electrical items should normally be taken to any of the East Riding’s 10 household waste recycling sites (tips), which are open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm.
The amnesty events are mainly aimed at residents who struggle to get to the recycling sites. Anyone donating electricals at the events will also be offered a free reusable green sack for garden waste.
Electrical amnesty events have already been held across the region through the month of May. They followed similar events held in September last year.
As a result of these events around 1.2 tonnes of electrical items were collected for recycling and reuse.
Residents Being Urged To Recycle Their Old Electrical Goods
Paul Tripp, head of streetscene services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said;
“Residents have made the East Riding the number one recycler in the country and do an amazing job of recycling at home.”
“But we still find issues with some electrical items. They are being placed in household bins instead of being taken to household waste recycling sites.”
“So by running these amnesty events, we’re giving residents the chance to bring along their small electricals so they can be recycled. Also, we want to encourage them to use household waste recycling sites in future.”
Items which can be brought along for collection include toasters, kettles, irons, food mixers, blenders, and sandwich makers.