Bulwell councillors back recycling scheme for unwanted items

LOCAL councillors for Bulwell Forest will be supporting recycling for old or broken small household electrical goods that you no longer should put in the bin; they can be reused or recycled.

The city council and other partners are running a marquee on Bulwell Market from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday 12th January and Friday 18th January

Councillor Alan Clark (Labour) said, “You can bring a whole list of household electrical goods. Family First will test the electrical items to see if they can be reused and found a new home with people in need. If not, the items will be recycled to recover some value from them that would not happen if you put them in the green bin.”

“I have a CD player that no longer works, but there may be somebody out there with the skill to repair it. If not, the parts will contain some valuable recyclable materials. I know Nick and Eunice (Cllrs McDonald and Campbell, Labour) are equally keen on reuse and recycling.”

The recycling marquee will also be at Bilborough Market 9am – 1pm on Thursday 10th January, at Clifton Market 9am – 4pm on Friday 11th January and Saturday 19th January, and Hyson Green Market on Wednesday 9th January 9am – 2.30pm. The details of all these events were included with the Nottingham Arrow last month.

Our small WEEE market stalls can’t take large household electrical items such as fridges, freezers or cookers. Nor can they take televisions, computers or laptops. For these items, the City Council’s free bulky waste collection service can help; please call 0115 915 2000 to make an appointment.

The scheme can take kettles, toasters, irons, food & drink blenders, sandwich makers, food processors, fryers, coffee machines, electric whisks and knives, bread makers, electric scales, juicers, vacuum cleaners, small electric heaters and fans.

Drills, sanders and other small power tools can be taken, along with lawnmowers, hedge trimmers and strimmers and other electronic garden equipment, hairdryers, hair straighteners, curlers and clippers; electric toothbrushes and shavers.

Also clocks and watches, electric typewriters and printers, calculators, cameras, torches, lamps, electronic or battery powered toys, games consoles, telephones and answer machines, iPods, mobile phones, radios, CD, DVD and video players, Hi-Fi equipment, sewing/knitting machines, Christmas tree lights, or electronic musical instruments.