19 Apr Basildon residents are being encouraged to donate unwanted electrical items for reuse
Residents are being encouraged to donate unwanted electrical items for refurbishment and reuse.
Basildon Council, in partnership with Lighthouse Furniture Network, is collecting unwanted electrical items that are in good working order at its WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) reuse outlets.
Larger items such as fridges, freezers, cookers, washing machines dishwashers, microwaves, hoovers and lawnmowers can be taken to a container at the recycling centre in Barleylands Road, Billericay.
Outlets are also open in local libraries, including Billericay, Wickford, Fryerns and Laindon, for all small electrical items.
Alan Underdown, Waste Management Officer at Basildon Council, said: “Donating your unwanted electrical items helps the environment as well as other people by giving them the opportunity to purchase kitchen equipment, toys or other electricals from Lighthouse at reasonable prices.
“Any donated items that cannot be reused will be recycled instead.”
Lighthouse Furniture Project are a non-profit, social enterprise and registered charity, who collect items and make small repairs where possible before selling them at reasonable prices to support their charitable aims.
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