PCs, tech and toasters gathered in WEEE amnesty

PUBLISHED: 12:30 25 June 2013

(From left to right) Vince Kilby, North Somerset contracts manager, May Gurney; Colin Russell, waste manager at North Somerset Council and Tony De Burgh, acting operations manager for May Gurney.

(From left to right) Vince Kilby, North Somerset contracts manager, May Gurney; Colin Russell, waste manager at North Somerset Council and Tony De Burgh, acting operations manager for May Gurney.

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RESIDENTS across North Somerset are being thanked for their efforts after 30 wheelie bins full of waste electrical equipment were collected in a technology amnesty.

May Gurney has teamed up with North Somerset Council as part of National Recycling Week to ask people to donate their old and unwanted electrical items.

The WEEE amnesty (waste electrical and electronic equipment) was held to encourage people to recycle their old electronic goods instead of sending them to landfill.

Vince Kilby, North Somerset contracts manager for May Gurney, said: “I bet people were surprised at the number of electrical items gathering dust at the back of a cupboard or in a draw - a pair of old curling tongs or an old kettle.

“The WEEE amnesty was a really good way to get people thinking about recycling and we hope residents will continue to think about reducing and reusing their waste before throwing it away.”

Council waste manager Colin Russell added: “We are keen to offer new recycling opportunities and delighted that this event was a success.”

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