Tonnes of unwanted electrics collected

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Nearly three tonnes of unwanted household electricals were collected during an event in Belper.

The items were taken in during a re-use and recycle day at Strutts Community Centre in Derby Road on Saturday, June 14.

The event, organised by Derbyshire County Council aimed to prevent the items being taken to landfill.

Broken items were sent for recycling and will be turned into new products.

Working items were safety-tested by the charity Heanor Salcare and will be used to help families on tight budgets or sold in their shop.

Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Jobs, Economy and Transport, Councillor Joan Dixon said: “Keeping old electricals out of landfill is good news for the environment and it helps the council to save money.

“We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who brought items along to the Belper event.”

Heanor Salcare can collect large electrical items that are still working if you live within 15 miles of their shop.

For more details about this free service phone 01773 764562.

Household electrical items that are broken can be taken to any of Derbyshire County Council’s recycling centres. Visit for details and locations.