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Collection points open in Spennymoor for unwanted small electricals

Published October 13, 2021 9.20am


Residents in Spennymoor can now recycle their small electrical items easily, following the opening of two collection points in the area.

Earlier this year, we rolled out its small electrical recycling scheme, launching a number of collection points across the county to make it easier for residents to recycle small electrical items such as hairdryers and toasters.

We have now opened two collection points for residents in Spennymoor, where unwanted small electricals can be dropped off at Spennymoor Leisure Centre (DL16 6DB) and Spennymoor Youth and Community Centre on Merrington View (DL16 6PP).

Prize draw

Those who live in Spennymoor and the surrounding area can also now be in with a chance of winning the recycling scheme's monthly prize draw.

With prizes being provided by partner AO.com, anyone who recycles a small electrical item at one of the county's collection points can enter into the prize draw, with a winner chosen each month.

For details on how to enter, and for a list of the county's small electrical recycling collection points, visit the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling web page.

 

 

Saving resources

Cllr Mark Wilkes, our Cabinet member for neighbourhoods and climate change, said: "Our small electrical recycling collection point scheme has been a success so far, and we are pleased to be able to extend this scheme further to reach residents in Spennymoor and the surrounding area.

"For every item we recycle, we are reducing the need to use raw materials which helps save energy and precious resources. It is important we all make sure that any unwanted small electrical items are disposed of in a way where they can be recycled into another useful item rather than being thrown away."

Recycling at Christmas

As Christmas approaches, we are also reminding residents to recycle unwanted household items where possible.

Many people will receive items such as hair straighteners, mobile phones, and handheld games consoles at Christmas, so it is important to make sure any old items are recycled rather than thrown away.

Residents are also being reminded that batteries can be recycled at every collection point as well as at most supermarkets and our household waste recycling centres.

Anyone who is interested in hosting a collection point can contact us via wasteaware@durham.gov.uk