Bath and North East Somerset Council expands recycling scheme

Bath and North East Somerset Council is expanding its kerbside recycling service to include small electricals.

Any item with a plug or batteries which fits into an average sized plastic carrier bag can be put in the green box, which is picked up weekly.

Items allowed include kettles, blenders, chargers, hair straighteners, irons, power tools and cameras.

The authority said residents recycled over 500 tonnes of small electrical goods at recycling centres last year.

More details about the scheme can be found on Bath and North East Somerset Council's website.

Liberal Democrat councillor David Dixon said it was important to make recycling as "easy and convenient as possible" for local people.

"It is a waste to throw these [electricals] away because they can be recycled and made into new things using their valuable metals and plastics," he added.

"For example, one clothes iron can provide enough steel to make 13 new steel cans."

The funding for the service is being provided by the government.

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