Hackney launches recycling bins for broken electrical goods

Scheme to re-use dud household appliances

A scheme to salvage small broken and unwanted household electrical appliances for re-use has been launched in the borough.

Residents whose electric kettles are “kaput” and toasters “brown bread” no longer need to chuck them out.

Instead they can take them to one of 10 special WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) recycling banks.

The special banks have been installed at various locations around Hackney by the North London Waste Authority-the body responsible for waste disposal across seven boroughs- in conjunction with DHL Environsolutions.

The aim is to make it easier for people to recycle small items that are broken or unwanted such as kettles, irons, electronic toys, phones, remote controls, toasters, radios and hair dryers.

Hackney councillor, Feryal Deminci, the borough’s representative on the NLWA, said:

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“The introduction of the small WEEE banks will not only make it easier for residents to recycle, it will also decreases the amount of WEEE sent to landfill, provide material for reuse and contribute to our recycling targets.”

The special banks are to be rolled out across the following locations over the next few months::Old Street, Shoredicth; Thurtle Road, Haggerston,; Chatsworth Road, Lower Clapton,; Lordship Road, Stoke Newington; Martel Place, Dalston; Well Street, south Hackney; Kenninghall Road, Lower Clapton; Morrison’s supermarket, -Stamford Hill;Tesco supermarket. Morning Lane, and Green Lanes, Stoke Newington.

Larger items such as televisions, computer monitors, fridges and washing machines can be recycled through Hackney Council’s bulky waste collection service. ontact the Hackney Wasteline on 020 8356 6688.