Tewkesbury Borough Council has joined the nationwide Recycle Your Electricals campaign to encourage residents of Tewkesbury Borough to take advantage of its new kerbside collection service for small electricals.

Small electricals are one of the fastest growing waste streams in the UK so the council has joined over 80 local authorities across the UK to participate in Material Focus’s campaign to significantly reduce the amount of electrical equipment going to waste.

Councillor Jim Mason, lead member for clean and green environment, said: “We are very proud of our new small electricals recycling collection service which has been thoroughly welcomed by residents and is going from strength to strength. We are pleased to join this campaign to raise even more awareness of the new service and make sure that we continue promoting the importance of recycling electricals – and how easy it is to do – to even more of our residents.”

Scott Butler, Material Focus, Executive Director, said: “We are delighted to be working with Tewkesbury Borough Council and are calling on residents to the advantage of the new kerbside collection service. Small electricals are one of the fastest growing waste streams, and we are throwing away valuable materials that are lost forever.  These small, old, unwanted electricals contain 75% of materials that can be recycled or reused such as precious materials like gold, silver and copper. HypnoCat, our messenger for the campaign, will be providing step-by-step information on how to reuse and recycle old electricals. We want everyone to know that all old electricals – that’s everything with a plug, battery or cable – can be recycled.”

The Recycle Your Electricals Campaign is making recycling small old electricals easier than ever before by providing an information hub for the UKctricals.org.uk/ on how to recycle electricals, and a postcode locator with details of over 3,000 recycling, repair and reuse points across the UK. 

For more information on recycling small electricals at the kerbside, please visit: tewkesbury.gov.uk/services/waste-and-recycling/recycling-and-food-waste/#electricals