People are using the new weekly household collections of used batteries and small electrical items for recycling.
The borough council said the batteries can now be left out alongside household waste, while the small electrical items service is being gradually phased in across King’s Lynn and West Norfolk.
Paul Kunes, the borough councillor responsible for the Environment and CO2 reduction, said: “Thousands of used batteries have been left out by residents since we introduced the collections. Recycling small electricals is another step towards reducing our impact on the environment. Many householders in West Norfolk will have old charger cables from mobile phones, cameras and other items. Several will have draws full of these unused or unusable pieces of modern life. Working with Serco we can now recover and recycle the copper, aluminium, gold and plastic.
This scheme is not just about old cables and gadgets but includes small toasters and hairdryers all of which can now be recycled from home.”
Used battery collections are already taking place across the district. Small electrical item collections are being phased in by collection round. Areas including Hunstanton, Snettisham, Heacham, Ingoldsthorpe and Dersingham have already had hundreds of items collected with their weekly collection. The whole of west Norfolk will be included with the weekly collections by mid-July.
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