Council joins Recycle Your Electricals campaign after launching new collection service


Tewkesbury Borough Council
 Press release

23 September 2021 

Council joins Recycle Your Electricals campaign after launching new collectionservice


Tewkesbury Borough Council has joinedthe nationwide Recycle Your Electricals campaign to encourage residentsof Tewkesbury Borough to take advantage of its new kerbside collection servicefor small electricals.


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


Councillor Jim Mason, lead member forclean and green environment, said: “We are very proud of our new small electricalsrecycling collection service which has been thoroughly welcomed by residentsand is going from strength to strength. We are pleased to join this campaign toraise even more awareness of the new service and make sure that we continuepromoting 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 TewkesburyBorough Council and are calling on residents to the advantage of the newkerbside collection service. Small electricals are one of the fastest growingwaste streams, and we are throwing away valuable materials that are lostforever.  These small, old, unwanted electricals contain 75% of materialsthat can be recycled or reused such as precious materials like gold, silver andcopper. HypnoCat, our messenger for the campaign, will be providingstep-by-step information on how to reuse and recycle old electricals. We wanteveryone to know that all old electricals - that’s everything with a plug,battery or cable - can be recycled.”


The RecycleYour Electricals Campaign is making recycling small old electricals easier thanever before by providing an information hub for the UK on how to recycleelectricals, and a postcode locator with details of over 3,000 recycling,repair and reuse points across the UK.