Weee-stoppers save over 5 and a half tonnes of waste

27th June 2016

Fridges, telephones, and laptops. Just some of the electrical and electronic equipment handed in at Wiggenhall depot last Saturday, for a reuse and recycle event run by Watford and Three Rivers Councils. One man made three separate trips on foot with equipment from his home in Carpenders Park (a four mile round trip), while another resident hired one of the Watford e-cars to bring his vacuum cleaner for recycling – a true environmental hero.

The local authorities are part of the Hertfordshire Waste Aware Partnership, which is working with WEEE-Stop, a Milton-Keynes based firm, which re-uses waste electrical and electronic devices. Councillor Phil Brading, Lead Member for Public Services, said: “Unwanted electrical and electronic equipment should be disposed of carefully and not put into your ordinary refuse bin. Some items contain hazardous materials or small quantities of precious metals which can be recovered and recycled, and sometimes equipment can be refurbished and given a new life. Please take waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) to your local household recycling centre.”