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First WEEE bins in Newport

Newport claims to be the first location to offer its residents dedicated bins for the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).

Provided by Sims Recycling Solutions, the WEEE bins at Newport City Council civic amenity site will see small electrical items diverted to Sims dedicated WEEE plant.

Newport City Council councillor Ray Truman was delighted at the new bins.

This development will further expand our increasingly robust recycling processes and we hope this easy to use facility will encourage even more people to do the right thing with their old electrical goods, he said.
The bins will mean more of each WEEE item will be recycled, such as the plastic and circuit board components. Previously small items of WEEE in Newport were processed with other mixed metals, so only their metallic components were recycled.

Any small electrical items with plugs will be able to go into the bins, but larger items such as televisions and monitors will need to go to dedicated recycling disposal points within the CA site.
Sims Recycling Solutions managing director Graham Davy said the move demonstrated the companys commitment to recycling best practice and the bins could be adopted by WEEE compliance schemes.

He said: The bin system is already well-established for the collection and recycling of other items, such as paper or glass and the method should work extremely well to boost electrical recycling in the area.
16/2/07: It is an excellent beginning by Sims. This will certainly make life easier for one and all.
Posted by B K Soni


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