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Hertsmere Borough Council electrical recycling scheme
Old and broken hairdryers are being given a new lease of life in a council recycling scheme.
Hertsmere Borough Council is reminding the public not to throw unwanted electrical goods away but instead recycle them at sites across the borough.
The grey banks, which take items from DVD players to electric toothbrushes, can be found in ten car parks and shopping centres throughout the borough.
The scheme has already saved 2.1 tonnes of waste since it was launched in May.
Cllr Jean Heywood, who is responsible for environmental policy, said: "People are used to recycling their everyday rubbish but we’d like residents to think about the other items they throw away.
“Small domestic appliances such as irons, kettles, radios and hairdryers can now easily be recycled at one of the new banks or you can take them to your local tip.
"We are always looking at how we can recycle more and the roll out of these banks helps us divert a substantial amount of waste taking up valuable space in landfill."
There are grey banks situated at places including The Venue in Elstree Way, Borehamwood Shopping Park, Three Ways Community Centre in Arundel Drive and Newberries Car Park in Radlett.
Items such as washing machines, car batteries and light bulbs cannot be recycled in the banks. People are instead advised to take them to the local tip.
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