The free £100 prize draw is being offered as an incentive for any Somerset adult taking in a worn or broken small electrical item to any of the county’s 16 recycling centres as they deposit other waste during Recycle Week.
Small electrical includes anything portable or handheld with a plug or batteries or both.
That could range from a kettle or toaster, radio or CD player, hairdryer or curling tongs to an electric toothbrush, power drill, shaver, iron, electric screwdriver and much more.
The £100 free prize draw has been organised by waste firm Viridor, which runs Somerset’s recycling centres, and Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP).
A SWP spokesperson said: “If the small electrical item cannot be repaired or reused, sold or given away, bring it to any recycling centre when you drop off other materials during Recycle Week and ask the staff for an entry form.”
Recycle Week on 16-23 June aims to remind residents that a heavyweight refuse bin is a waste of money and resources, and a potent source of greenhouse gases when its contents are dumped in a Somerset landfill site.
For the widest range of recycling opportunities, check out the very efficient systems of Somerset’s 16 recycling centres, which take 30 or more materials, from metals to wood, cooking oil to beverage cartons.
Five of Somerset’s busiest recycling centres – Bridgwater, Frome, Minehead, Taunton, and Yeovil – have extended opening hours and are now open 8am-4pm seven days a week.
For recycling centre information, contact Somerset Direct on 0845 3459188 or visit www.somersetwaste.gov.uk