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You can bank on recycling electricals

Published20th March 2017

There are nine reasons why recycling has got easier in Ipswich.

New recycling banks for the disposal of small electrical items have been installed throughout the town – it doesn’t matter whether your toasters, hair-dryers or even your electric toothbrush are working or not.

If that wasn’t enough, Ipswich Borough Council is putting on another of its popular Give & Take events next month.

Simply go along to Gainsborough Labour Club, 394 Landseer Road, Ipswich IP3 9LX, on Tuesday 4th April and pick up anything that takes your fancy for free. You can also take along items, including electricals, books, textiles, bikes and furniture, to ensure they go to a good home and don’t go to waste. The event is on between 9am and 3pm (9am to 11am – drop-off only).

The nine new recycling banks are located in:

  • Suffolk Retail Park, Ipswich, IP1 2EJ
  • Portman Road Car Park, Portman Road, Ipswich, IP1 2BP
  • Fircroft Road Shops, Fircroft Road, Ipswich, IP1 6QX
  • Dumbarton Road (outside scout hut), Ipswich, IP4 3JN
  • Fore Street Swimming Pool, Star Lane, Ipswich, IP4 1JZ
  • Ipswich Hospital, Heath Road, Ipswich, IP4 5PD
  • Downside Close, Ipswich, IP2 9YN
  • Waitrose (Futura Park), Crane Boulevard, Ipswich, IP3 9SQ
  • Lavender Hill shops, IP2 0NB

Jon Wells, the Council’s Waste & Fleet Manager, said: “We are expanding our recycling opportunities for residents because making it easier will help us all to push up recycling rates still further. In the UK, the average household has 25 electrical and electronic appliances and only 10% are currently recycled.”

The Ipswich Furniture Project will collect (for free) larger electrical items, including washing machines, tumble dryers, cookers, fridges and freezers, TVs, computers and microwaves.

www.ipswichfp.org 01473 404004