Recycle for Lewisham

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Bring out your (dead) Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

WEEE Week officially gets underway starting 22nd October and finishing on Friday 26th. Last week the recycling team and local superhero WEEE Man visited 5 primary schools across the borough to talk to children about what to do when their old toaster, radio, CD player, video recorder, old phones, irons, kettles hairdryers, vacuum cleaners etc. stop working and they need to be thrown away or disposed of.

Bring along your old and unwanted small appliances for safe disposal and recycling.

 We told the children that they mustn’t throw their old electronic waste in the recycling bin as it would cause us lots more problems with contamination at the Bywaters recycling plant. We also don’t want the old electronic waste to go into the refuse bin either as this isn’t the correct disposal route and it also wastes the opportunity for us to do any useful recycling.

 However, during WEEE Week, 22nd – 26th October, we will be visiting all the 5 schools where we held assemblies with the children again to collect unwanted items of electronic waste.

 The collection of the old and unwanted items of waste electrical and electronic equipment will be taking place at the following schools between 9am – 12pm.

 Please look out for Lewisham Council staff collecting the waste at the gates of the schools on the following dates:

 Monday, 22nd – Tidemill Academy, 11 Giffin Street, Deptford, SE8 4RJ

 Tuesday, 23rd – John Stainer Community School, St Asaph Road, SE4 2DY

 Wednesday 24th  – Adamsrill Primary School, Adamsrill Road, SE12 0LF

 Thursday 25th – Coopers Lane Primary School, Pragnell Road, SE12 0LF

 Friday 26th – St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School, Dunfield Road, SE6 3RD.

 Please note: We won’t be able to accept TV’s, fridges or fluorescent tubes as these are classed as hazardous waste which we are unable to accept.