Households encouraged to join Big Electrical Amnesty

PEOPLE ARE BEING ENCOURAGED to recycle their unwanted household goods with Moray Council taking part in ‘Pass It On’ week.

The local authority say that more people should be placing unwanted household items up for recycling rather than dumping them in a bin.

These can include in particular electrical consumer goods that in many cases could be saved for use by others – that is why the Council waste management team is running a ‘Big Electrical Amnesty’, appealing to the public to donate small items that they no longer have a use for.

Such items can be handed in a local recycling centres or Moray Council access points. They can also be left at public libraries – and ultimately collected by Moray Waste Busters.

A spokesman said: “Any personal data will be wiped from devices before they are repaired or refurbished and then sold on. Families are also being set the challenge of taking a bin bag and placing an unwanted household item – clothing, books, toys, kitchenware, bric-a-brac – into the bag each day this week before taking it to a local charity shop or donating it to some worthy cause.”

Pressing home the ‘Pass It On’ message, council waste management staff held a roadshow at the Tesco store in Elgin on Monday – and will be repeating that exercise at the Asda store in the town today, before moving on to Keith Tesco on Wednesday, Cullen on Thursday and Dufftown on Friday.