Recycle your electrical goods

ISLE residents are being urged to think carefully about what they do with their old electronic and electrical equipment as they update them for newer models.

From cameras to kettles and hairdryers to games consoles, many people will have received new electrical goods over Christmas or picked up a January sales bargain which will mean the need to dispose of old items.

When it comes to disposing electrical waste North Lincolnshire Council is encouraging people to put small items in a standard sized carrier bag and place it next to their blue and green boxes, rather than throwing them in the bin. Alternatively, larger electrical items can be taken to the local Household Recycling Centre. All batteries need to be removed, placed into any clear plastic bag and put on top of the cans and glass in the green recycling box. All portable batteries (including rechargeable batteries) can be recycled.