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Date published: 13th November 2017

North Norfolk District Council and the British Heart Foundation are teaming up to organise a charity electrical recycling event this Saturday, November 18th.

In an attempt to reduce the amount of unwanted electrical items going to landfill, the event will be held at the Council’s head office car park.

On the day the British Heart Foundation will be taking good working condition electrical items for resale via their shops. These include DVD players, digi boxes, music centres and kitchen appliances.

Any items not suitable for resale will be taken for recycling by the Council, working with Kier.

The event cannot accept baby equipment, old bulky TVs, electric blankets, fridges/freezers, fluorescent tubes/light-bulbs, commercial items, tumble driers, monitors and non-electrical items.

Cllr Annie Claussen-Reynolds, North Norfolk District Council’s Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “Around 60% of the one million tonnes of electrical equipment generated in the UK each year is recycled or reused.

“But there is a large shortfall and we need to do more to reduce the amount going to landfill.

“Events like this encourage further recycling or reuse of electrical equipment, so people taking part can do their bit both for the environment and for charity.”

The event runs from 8am to 12.30pm.

For more information and to find out if your item can be accepted, please call 01263 516195.

For information about large electrical items please go to www.norfolk.gov.uk/recyclingcentres

Last updated: 13th November 2017