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Small electrical collections prove a big hit

Recycle your electricals "Little and Often" posterOur small electrical kerbside collection service is proving really popular, which is great news. Since the service launched on 23 November our crews have collected over 11 tonnes of unwanted small electricals and 2.5 tonnes of batteries, an astonishing amount.

Space is very limited on our collection vehicles, so please place your small electrical items out for collection "little and often". Help us to ensure everyone can benefit from this new service by only placing one bagged electrical item out with your rubbish ("black lidded") bin collection for recycling.

As demand is still exceedingly high at the moment, due to the after-effects of Christmas and with more people staying at home, our storage cages are filling up extremely quickly. If you find that your collection has been missed, please bear with us and store your items until your next scheduled rubbish (“black lidded”) bin collection or wait a few weeks for demand to even out.

When lockdown restrictions ease, and if you think your electrical item has re-use value, there are also a number of other re-use and recycling options available within our District such as repair cafes, local Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS) and take back schemes. To find out what options are available near you, just visit www.recycleyourelectricals.org.uk and enter your postcode into the recycling locator.

Broken electrical items are not something that households encounter each week, however, most people have at least one drawer or cupboard where old chargers, cables, phones and broken devices may end up. With the current lockdown many of us have been taking the opportunity to have a spring clean but please resist temptation and don’t put all these items out for collection at once.  

To find out more about the service including what items we are able to collect please visit our website www.midsussex.gov.uk/electricals

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