A village primary school is appealing for small and unwanted electrical items.
St Francis’s School at Goosnargh, has been chosen to take part in a week-long trial, which finishes this Friday.
Lancashire County Council and Valpak have sited a skip in the school’s grounds for items such as kettles, toasters, irons, hair dryers, DVD and video players, telephones, printers, power tools, video consoles, and electric toothbrushes, which are often discarded in household waste because of their small size.
These items can be recycled due to their valuable raw material content after being separated by a sophisticated shredding system.
For example, one iron contains enough steel to produce 13 steel cans.
Televisions, monitors, fridges, freezers and fluorescent lighting, etc cannot be deposited in the skip as they are considered to be hazardous and are too large to fit through the skip’s chutes.
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