East Riding of Yorkshire Council is holding electrical waste collections in January in supermarket car parks across the area.
The aim is to keep out of the green bins thousands of unwanted hair dryers and straighteners, household batteries, televisions, music systems, kettles, toasters, microwaves, fluorescent tubes and bulbs.
The collections will be from 2-6pm:
Tuesday, 7 January: Morrisons, Bridlington
Wednesday, 8 January: Tesco, Beverley
Thursday, 9 January: Tesco, Goole
Tuesday, 14 January: Tesco, Withernsea
Wednesday, 15 January: Tesco, Market Weighton
Thursday, 16 January: Waitrose, Willerby.
Councillor Symon Fraser, portfolio holder for environment, housing and planning, said: “January is when people get rid of the old because they have had new as Christmas presents or are planning to buy in the sales.
“Sending electrical items to landfill continues to be a problem. In just one year, about 1,600 tonnes of electrical items are put in the green bins across the East Riding and end up in landfill. That is the same weight as 80,000 flat screen TVs.
“East Riding residents are keen recyclers and will take full advantage of this chance to be able to recycle electrical goods while they do their shopping.”
Electrical items can also be taken to all the council’s 10 household waste recycling sites. For their locations visit the council’s site, www.eastriding.gov.uk