Recycle small electrical items for charity at the library


Unwanted small appliances in good condition can be given a new lease of life and raise money for charity

A scheme to help us recycle small electrical items is back up and running at Banbury library.   The project gives a new lease of life to items such as toasters, kettles and radios that are still in good condition, but not wanted by their owners.

Lockdown had meant the scheme had to be put on hold, but now restrictions are easing Oxfordshire County Council has announced people can once again donate items at the library in Banbury, and also at the libraries in Bicester, Witney, the Westgate Centre in Oxford, Cowley and Blackbird Leys.

Donated electrical goods will be collected by Bicester Green or Orinoco and their volunteers then make minor repairs, test the items for electrical safety and then sell them to benefit the charities.

A crate is be provided at the library entrance for users to donate small electrical items which can be easily carried.  The libraries can’t accept anything large or heavy, including televisions, monitors, microwaves, white goods or fridges and freezers, or anything damaged and beyond repair.

Drop-offs can only be made during library opening hours and the current library visiting rules will apply.

People are asked to ensure any disposable batteries are removed from donations of battery-powered devices. Batteries can be recycled at the kerbside by placing in a clear bag on top of your wheelie bin. If the item has a rechargeable lithium-ion battery – such as the ones in cordless power tools or mobile phones – they should be left in the device when donated.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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