FREE Electrical Waste Collection Thursday 6th November

box-of-recycled-electronicsHISTON & IMPINGTON PARISH COUNCIL & WISER RECYCLING FREE ELECTRICAL WASTE COLLECTION

You may well have been one of the residents who took advantage of the kerbside collections of unwanted (Household) Electrical Goods a couple of times in the last year?

Over the last two events, a total of over 6300kg was collected from households – ranging from large appliances like fridges, washing machines, TV’s, and cookers…. down to small ones, such as kettles, toasters and irons. This has resulted in a payment to the Parish Council of £218 which will be earmarked for use towards improvement projects planned in the villages.

There will be another collection throughout the villages on Thursday 6th November, from 08:00 – Please place all your WEEE Waste ‘kerbside’ by 10AM on the day – please avoid putting it out the night before.

This is a great way to clear out your Electrical (‘WEEE’) Waste clutter without a major trip to the landfill/recycling site! All items will be taken to WISERs fully licensed treatment facility in St Ives for Reuse, Refurbishment or Recycling.

UK Recycling Performance figures record that only 40% (of Small Appliances) is recovered from the current waste streams, meaning 60% still go to landfill, so Histon & Impington Parish Council and WISER Recycling have succeeded in diverting material from landfill – which is exactly our aim!

Other items they are willing to collect also include all IT equipment, batteries, toner cartridges, and fluorescent tubes. (Furniture, Wood, and General / Industrial-Business Waste will not be collected).

The WISER Group are a local electrical recycler, based in St Ives who have been operating for over 10 years, employing local people, working with Charitable Organisations providing work for the long term unemployed and young people.

If by any chance, your items are not collected on the day, please emailcollections@wisergroup.co.uk or telephone 0845 894 9979 by the following day to make arrangements for collection.  You can also telephone them in advance of the collection day to make arrangements for help to move large amounts or heavy items from your property. We hope you make use of this free service again, as it not only benefits our villages and local employment, but the Environmental Benefits speak for themselves!