Published: 13 April, 2012
• Residents are now able to request a doorstep collection for all their old or unwanted electronic items completely free of charge with a new collection service being offered by North London Waste Authority (NLWA) in conjunction with DHL Envirosolutions and Sweeep Kuusakoski.
For a limited time between April 16 and June 28, residents can book a free collection of any item that uses a battery, plug or charger, by contacting “123 Recycle for Free” on Freephone 0800 085 1050.
When booking, a date will be confirmed along with a morning or afternoon time slot.
This innovative new service will make it easier for residents to recycle any item of waste electrical and electronic equipment, including bulky items such as fridges and cookers down to small items such as phone chargers or broken electronic toys.
After the items are collected all electricals will be sent for recycling in the UK.
This scheme will give residents an opportunity to clear out bulky and small electrical items that may not have been possible without use of a vehicle, while decreasing the amount of this potentially harmful waste being sent to landfill.
With many residents updating from analogue televisions because of the digital switchover, this is a really useful service that will help people dispose of their old TV or other electrical items safely and free of charge.
Two million TV sets are discarded every year, and most end up in landfill sites. Lead and various other metals contained in these items can cause soil and water contamination, and harmful effects on wildlife and human health.
Last year, more than 835 tonnes of TV equipment were recycled in the NLWA area. For more information, visit the “123 Recycle for Free” website at www.123recycleforfree.com
Managing director, North London Waste Authority