Give your old household electricals a new lease of life

10 June 2014

People in Belper are being encouraged to give their unwanted household electricals a new lease of life.

Everyone who brings an appliance to our recycling and re-use event will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win £50 of shopping vouchers.

The event is set to take place on Saturday 14 June at Strutts Community Centre on Derby Road in Belper. Old electricals can be dropped off between 10am and 4pm.

Residents are being encouraged to bring both working and broken electrical items.

Councillor Joan Dixon, our Cabinet Member for Jobs, Economy and Transport, said:

"The county council is facing budget cuts of £157 million by 2018 and landfill is an expense we cannot afford in the future. So please do not put electrical items in the bin − bring them to one of our Bright Sparks events instead and you could win £50 of shopping vouchers."

She added:

"Any broken items will be recycled and turned into new products. For example, one iron contains enough steel to produce 13 steel cans.

"Working items will be safety-tested by Heanor Salcare then used to help families on tight budgets or sold in their charity shop."

The list of items that will be accepted on the day for recycling and re-use are microwaves, electrical cookers, vacuum cleaners, music systems, washing machines, tumble dryers, dishwashers, stereos, radios, irons, toasters, food mixers, shavers, hair dryers, DVD players power tools, electronic fans, lawnmowers, strimmers.

Materials which can be brought along for recycling only include fridges, freezers, fridge/freezers, printers, scanners, games consoles, set top boxes (eg Sky/Freeview), PCs and laptops, TVs, keyboards and mice, modems, mobile phones, household batteries, car batteries.

Unfortunately we can't accept industrial or commercial equipment or light bulbs of any sort.

If you have large unwanted working appliances Heanor Salcare may collect them from you if you live within 15 miles of their Heanor base.

Broken household electrical items can also be taken to any of Derbyshire Council's recycling centres. Visit (opens in a new window) for details.

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