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Positive reaction to new battery recycling service and phased introduction of small electrical collection

Recycle your batteries and small electrical items

Published: Tuesday, 14th March 2023

New weekly household collections of used batteries and the phased introduction of small electrical item collections launched by the borough council have been well supported by the public.

West Norfolk residents are now able to recycle used household batteries by leaving them out for collection alongside their normal household waste or recycling collection. People are asked to place used household batteries in a freezer bag or similar-sized clear bag and leave it on top of their bin on their normal bin collection days.

Additionally, the borough council is phasing in weekly collections of broken, or no longer needed, small electrical items.

Cllr Paul Kunes, Cabinet member for Environment and CO2 reduction at the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, explains more about the roll-out of the collections below:

Barry Brandford, Waste and Recycling Manager at the borough council, gives some examples of what can be left out to be collected:

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.

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.

Gary Edwards, Serco Norfolk's Senior Contract Manager, said:

“We are delighted to be working with the Borough Council of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk to provide these new weekly recycling services to their residents.”

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