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FREE Pickup of Unwanted School Electrical Items
Free Recycling Collection of Electrical & Electronic Items from Schools: 25-27th March 2013
WasteAware on behalf of the Hertfordshire Waste Partnership (HWP) is again able to help schools with another opportunity to safely recycle old and unwanted electrical and electronic equipment. With new collection dates set for the end of March 2013 we are hoping to get even more interest this year.
In 2011/12, working with our partners European Recycling Platform (ERP), schools in Hertfordshire collected a staggering 95 tonnes of electrical equipment. Now, with your help, we are enthusiastic to break the 100 tonne mark with our fourth collection event.
ERP is offering to pick-up anything with a plug or a battery for recycling FREE OF CHARGE from Hertfordshire school premises, so long as there are ten items or more for collection.
We will accept anything with a plug or battery such as mobile phones, video players, computers, monitors, laptops, games consoles, projectors, printers, microwaves, dishwashers, battery operated toys, power tools, electric kettles, televisions, electric heaters, radios, and MP3 players.
To receive this service, we are asking schools to complete this application form:
Please provide us with a full listing of the items you would like collecting, including quantities (minimum of 10 items) and return the completed form by 12 noon Friday 15 March 2013 to:
After applications have closed, we will call week commencing 18 March 2013 to advise each school of your actual collection dates between 25-27th March 2013.
WasteAware can confirm that ERP provides a fully WEEE compliant disposal service at Sims Recycling Solutions, a specialist WEEE processor based in Daventry, Northamptonshire, where items will be treated to recover the metals and plastics which they contain. The recovered materials will then be sent on to manufacturers and used to make new products.
If you have any further questions contact:
Paper Trail, Aspley Mill
The project is based at two locations in Apsley, near Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire – Frogmore Mill, where the world’s first commercial mechanical paper machine was invented in 1803 (still a working Victorian heritage paper mill), and the former headquarters of the John Dickinson Stationery Company. It offers a wide range of opportunities for schools including the heritage centre, recycled papermaking, schools enterprise and recycling projects, and education and training programmes. For more information visit:
For a small annual fee our members help themselves to all kinds of inspiring materials whenever they want to. We collect stuff that is thrown out by local industry and make it available for creative re-use.
Anyone can be a member; Individuals, Nursery schools, playgroups,
after school clubs, Community groups, Schools, Colleges etc.
Unit 6 Bridgegate Centre, Martinfield, Welwyn
Garden City AL7 1JG
Voluntary sector charity collecting high quality pre- and post-production waste from from local industries for creative use by families, schools, playworkers, artists, and many other community groups. Runs art and craft workshops - details on request. Premises financially supported by Watford Council. Materials include fabric, plastic, mouldings, wadding, leather, foam, tubing, tiles and many other items.
Some businesses may make savings in waste disposal costs by donating. Collects material - phone to make arrangements.
Wednesday and Saturday 10.00-12.00
Annual subscription: £15 for Individuals, £35 for a Group, £100 for Schools. (Updated March 2012)