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Phased small electrical items collections rolling out from 27 February

Recycle your small electricals!
Your new free weekly small electricals and batteries collection service!

Published: Wednesday, 15th February 2023

Breckland, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk and North Norfolk Councils are delighted to be launching another new free weekly kerbside collection service to residents in partnership with Serco.

Small electrical items collections will be gradually introduced over a four-month period, from 27 February. Residents will receive a hanger on their bin, detailing the week before collections are due to start in their area residents detailing what items we can take and when and how to put them out for collection. Due to the sizes of the cages on the vehicles we will only be able to collect from properties when they receive their hanger, so please don’t try to put your items out before then. The service will be weekly so please don’t store up items, instead take a little and often approach to help us deliver this service successfully to all.

We would also like to remind residents to be data secure and remind them if they are putting out laptops, mobile phones or devices that could contain sensitive data and passwords they need to carry out a “Factory reset” to wipe their data first.

Cllr Paul Kunes, Cabinet member for Environment and CO2 reduction at the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, said:

“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. Please look out for your bin hanger to participate.”

George Roach Serco Norfolk’s Senior Contract Manger said:

“Space on our vehicles is limited so please help our crews by putting out a little every week, rather than store up items for collection, when the service rolls out in your area.”

For more information please see our small electrical item collections page: Small electrical item collections

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