Electrical bins

Moray Council introduces electrical recycling scheme at work

Moray Council is looking ahead to Recycle Week Scotland (16-22 October) to encourage employees to bring their old and broken electrical items to work for recycling.

Staff can bring in their own electrical waste, including electric toothbrushes, hair straighteners, curlers, and toys for disposal in new e-waste recycling bins which are set down just for them.

The bins are now in place at the council’s HQ and Annex buildings, and at other council staff sites upon request.

The scheme aims to reduce the amount of electrical waste going into household bins and ending up in landfill.

Collections will be made by the council’s waste team and sent for recycling to be turned into other items.

The launch of the new scheme coincides with International E-Waste Day on Saturday (14 October), which encourages people to recycle electrical items instead of putting them straight into the bin.

Moray Council’s Climate Change Champion, Cllr Draeyk Van Der Horn (pictured), said: “I’m pleased the bins are being rolled out in Moray Council’s workplaces. This is a great way to highlight that you can recycle anything with a plug, battery, or cable but it should be done responsibly and safely.

 “The United Nations estimates the world produces 50 million tonnes of e-waste a year and only 20% of this is formally recycled. Taking actions, even small ones, to improve the circularity of electronic equipment is therefore key.”

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Moray Council Press Office