12/02/18: Opportunity for Attleborough residents to clear out their old electrical goods

Breckland Council is offering Attleborough residents the chance to get rid of their small Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) free of charge this month.

Between 10am and 12pm on Wednesday 21 February, people can leave their unwanted small items electrical - such as hairdryers, TVs, irons and mobile phones - with Breckland Council staff in Queen's Square car park, Attleborough, to be reused or recycled. Any working items that can be used safely will be given to Age UK to raise funds for the charity.

The council's contractor Serco will also be in Attleborough that day, giving the town a thorough clean-up.

Cllr Paul Claussen, Breckland Council's Executive Member for Place, said: "This is an opportunity to have a clear out at home and make sure your electrical items are either disposed of responsibly or get a new lease of life with somebody who needs them. Many people don't realise that some electrical items can contain hazardous materials so it's important to avoid sending them to landfill."

Breckland Council will be unable to accept fridges and freezers, fluorescent tubes, commercial and industrial items or batteries on the day due to their hazardous nature. Staff will also be unable to accept any non-electrical items or large items which cannot be lifted and placed in the holding containers. For more information and to check what can be dropped off, email community@breckland.gov.uk.

Breckland Council will hold more WEEE events throughout the year in other market towns, with the next two set to take place in Thetford and Swaffham next month.

Unwanted and broken electrical items can be taken to Recycling Centres in Norfolk at any time.