Electrical Waste

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When to recycle and when to reuse?

As a priority, residents are encouraged to donate unwanted electrical items that are in good working order for reuse. Baldovie HWRC (Household Waste Recycling Centre) has a Community Reuse Hub where residents can donate electrical items for reuse. 

Electrical waste is a special waste that is not accepted as part of kerbside collection or at local recycling points.  Instead electrical waste that cannot be reused should be recycled at the Household Waste Recycling Centres.

Alternatively, residents can also arrange for the uplift of bulky items (chargeable) such as cookers, fridges, freezers or washing machines.

Your electrical items are collected from the HWRCs and taken to approved authorised treatment facilities for recycling.

  • Electrical items are then shredded into small pieces.  Strong magnets then remove ferrous metals, such as steel.  Other non-metallic metals are removed by using electronic currents
  • Plastic is sorted into types by using various methods such as near infrared light and density separation. 
  • Electrical items contain a range of materials that can be separated for recycling and used in new products, such as plastics and precious metals including gold and copper.

Did you know?

  • The WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) Regulations were introduced in January 2007 in the UK.
  • UK households and businesses produce around 1.45 million Tonnes of electrical waste each year.

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