New recycling banks that allow people to drop off small electrical items that no longer work have been placed at Burley and Menston. They are just several of the new collection banks that are being launched across Bradford Council area after a trial project was deemed successful.
The local banks are located at the Queen’s Hall community centre car park on Main Street in Burley and at the Menston Library. They can be used to recycle all types of electrical items including remote controls, mobile phones, radios, electric toothbrushes, monitors, hair tongs, and more. All of the banks were put into place by WasteCare who will routinely collect the items out of the banks.
Strategic director for environment and sport, Ian Bairstow, stated that this year is just the next piece of the step towards helping people learn to recycle their unwanted items instead of just dumping them off at a landfill. He added that they hope people will take advantage of the new banks and drop off anything they have because they want residents to realize there is a better way to get rid of small electrical and electronic items.
Batteries are also included on the list of small items that can be dropped off, and are one of the largest landfill wastes collected every year as most people do not think about recycling the everyday item.
The Bradford district has also taken steps to help those with larger goods recycle them as well instead of dumping them at a landfill. Those with larger items such as freezers, fridges, and other large household electrical items are invited to take them to recycling centres or if they are still in working condition to donate them to community furniture groups. More information can be found at Bradford.gov.uk.