There was a real buzz about recycling at down at the Treaty Centre when Bin Doctors Adam and Sarah were chatting with shoppers this week. Everyone was really pleased to find solutions to their waste issues and to hear about West London Waste’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling point at Hounslow library.
So is your kettle broken? Printer no longer working? If you can’t fix it, West London Waste have made it really easy to the next best thing – recycle it! Michael from Feltham thought it was a great idea. As a keen collector of vintage gaming equipment, he had accrued a large assortment of old cables and wires in his loft and has finally found a way of recycling them!
Until the end of February, you can bring your unwanted or broken waste electricals on your next visit to libraries in Hounslow (until Sunday 15th), Heston Library (from Monday 16th to Saturday 21st February), and Feltham Library (from Monday 22nd to Saturday 28th February). These will then be collected and recycled, saving all sorts of valuable materials from landfill. Did you know that circuit boards contain precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum – all of which can be recycled? You can bring along items such as hairdryers, toasters, games consoles, battery operated toys, wires, cables, radios – anything that has a plug or works with batteries. Simply remove batteries and ink cartridges before dropping them off. For more information, visit the West London Waste website.
Sign up to The Rubbish Diet on line, for more tips on how to reuse and recycle a wide range of household items, and take two easy steps to a slimmer bin!