Electrical waste bins launched
5 February 2010, 13:45
People in places like Banbury and Bicester no longer have to drive to the tip to get rid of old hairdryers and toasters.
Ten pink recycling bins for electrical waste have been set up in places like supermarket car parks in Cherwell. It should make getting rid of old electrical items more convenient.
Paul Mocroft from the Oxfordshire Waste Partnership has been telling Heart: "If we can make it as easy as possible for people to recycle, then they'll do it.
"Electrical items can be taken to any of the waste recycling centres across the county but in Cherwell it just means people don't have to make that extra trip."
Councillor George Reynolds from Cherwell District Council said: "Cherwell is one of only a handful of councils tackling this problem.
"Digital radios are all the rage as analogue will soon be obsolete, video and DVD players are now being replaced by Blu-ray and some people seem to have a new mobile phone every week.
"Luckily, just about every part of these gadgets can be recycled and we want to stop any of them reaching landfill."
If the Cherwell project is a success, similar bins should be set up across the rest of Oxfordshire.
The pink recycling centres can be found at:
Hanwell Fields Shop car park, Rotary Way
Morrisons, Swan Close Road
Tesco, Lockheed Close
Bure Park, Barberry Place, Co-op car park
Homebase, Launton Road
Tesco, Pingle Drive
Tesco, Bure Place, Manorfield Road
Cherwell District Council Offices, Bodicote House, Bodicote
Exeter Hall, Oxford Road
Sainsburys, Oxford Road