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WRG launches small WEEE collection service

Waste Recycling Group (WRG) has launched its first small WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) ‘bring bank’ collection service.

The five-year contract with three Cambridgeshire authorities aims to give residents of all participating authorities easy access to facilities to recycle their small electrical items, without needing to travel to specialist sites.

WRG currently collects small WEEE at several Household Waste Recycling Centres. However, this will be the first small WEEE bring bank collection service of its kind involving WRG.

WRG group commercial manager Gordon Fergus said: “We’re delighted to be able to support this committed group of local authorities in boosting their recycling performance and at the same time raising the standards of convenience and choice for residents who are keen to increase their own recycling activities.”

According to a WRG spokesman this move is a natural extension of the services already provided by the company and an indication of the direction WRG will be developing its business in the future.

Small WEEE bring bank containers will be introduced at high footfall locations including shopping centres and major food retailers throughout Cambridge city, Huntingdonshire and South Cambridgeshire. All containers are expected to be in position by early June 2011, and further banks may be added at later stages.

Cambridge City recycling officer Rebecca Weymouth-Wood said: “The new banks will make recycling small electrical appliances convenient for city residents, who previously may have thrown items into their refuse bins or taken a longer journey to a county recycling centre.”

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