At this time of year when the days are getting shorter, the nights draw in early and shadows become longer, the recycling team get together to consider using our special WEEE phone (it’s a regular sized phone by the way) to make the annual phone call.
We pick up the receiver and call WEEE Man and let him know that we need his help for 2013’s WEEE Week.
This year WEEE Week runs from the 21st – 25th October and as usual, 5 schools have been invited to participate. Those schools are;
- Holbeach Primary School
- Torridon Junior School
- Athelney Primary School
- Horniman Primary
- Good Shepherd Catholic School
Each school has been given a special collection bin, complete with an image of WEEE Man himself, which they will be using to collect old radios, hoovers, toasters, irons, hairdryers, kettles, games consoles amongst many other broken and redundant electrical appliances and equipment.
The recycling team will go to the school and do a presentation with the children and talk about recycling generally, but focussing more on telling the children about electronic waste and how this can be recycled. They will also get the chance to see the short film starring WEEE Man: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ten5m-K_ySo
After the film has finished, the children will get a chance to meet WEEE Man face to face when he comes into the school assembly so that they can see him up close up.
The Council use this week to highlight the importance of residents recycling as much as possible but with an emphasis on recycling the right things in the proper way. Old electronic equipment can be recycled at a few locations around the borough. The following link has more details: https://recycleforlewisham.com/2011/02/11/small-appliance-banks/
A week after doing the assemblies, we will come and pick up all the electronic waste and take it to SWEEEP in Sittingbourne in Kent for recycling and processing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpsN7K_t6d8