Council introduce kerbside electrical recycling banks

The initiative aims to help residents ‘easily recycle some of their household items’

New kerbside electrical recycling banks have been introduced to the borough by Haringey Council this week.

On Wednesday, 14th March, the bright pink bins were installed at four locations: Partridge Way, N22; Progress Way, N22; Reedham Close, N17; and Rothbury Walk, N17.

The banks allow residents to easily recycle electrical household items and were funded by Material Focus, a not-for-profit campaigning for recycling.

Household collections of recyclable items will continue.

Leaflets and posters with the ‘HypnoCat’ logo will also be sharing information on how residents can use the banks – Material Focus say the mascot is on “a mission to hypnotise local residents into recycling their electricals”.

Paul Peters, senior contracts manager at Veolia Haringey, said: “This is a great opportunity for residents to easily recycle some of their household items that cannot go in the regular recycling bin. Previous small-scale trials we have undertaken have demonstrated an appetite from residents to recycle their small electrical items so we are confident that this borough-wide scheme will be a big success.”

“We are pleased to support Haringey’s household and bring bank collection services for small electrical items that address the pressing issue of e-waste.” said Scott Butler, Executive Director of Material Focus. “By investing in improved collection and drop-off services and exploring new recycling methods, we are taking a significant step towards creating a more sustainable future by making it easier for 10 million more people to recycle their electricals.”

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