Recycling your electricals is now even easier thanks to new Bring Bank project

Bins, Waste and Recycling
14:27, Wednesday, 12th June 2024

Plans to ramp up the council’s recycling rates for batteries and small electrical items have taken a step forward with the installation of collection points at council buildings across the region.

The bright pink ‘Bring Banks’ – featuring Hypno Cat – have been set up at community hubs and libraries as well as council building including 20-21 Visual Arts Centre and Scunthorpe Museum.

The new recycling bins are in addition to the council’s kerbside recycling service for anything with a plug, cable or battery that will fit in a carrier bag in your kerbside recycling box.

This is one of more than 40 UK projects funded by Material Focus, a not for profit organisation leading the Recycle Your Electricals campaign, who have funded the scheme.

Recycle Your Electricals is UK-wide campaign making it easier for people to recycle their old electricals.

Hypno Cat is the campaign’s mascot, and has already appeared on council bin lorries, screens and posters on a mission to hypnotise local residents into recycling their electricals.

Small old electricals are among one of the fastest growing waste streams in the UK, with householders hoarding 527 million items.

Old electricals contain 75 per cent of materials that can be recycled or reused, including gold, silver and copper. They can be made into everything from medical equipment to children’s playgrounds.

As well as using the new Bring Banks, small electricals and bagged batteries can be put in your kerbside recycling box or taken to your nearest household recycling centre. More information is on the recycling pages on our website.

Bring Bank locations include:

  • Ancholme Leisure Centre
  • Scunthorpe Central
  • Ashby Community Hub
  • Baysgarth Community Hub
  • St John’s Market
  • Brigg Community Hub – The Angel (battery bin only)
  • Crowle Community Hub (battery bin only)
  • Ongo Offices
  • 20-21 Visual Arts Centre (battery bin only)
  • North Lincolnshire Museum (battery bin only)