North Devon Council will start collecting waste electrical and electronic equipment next week.

North Devon Council will be collecting waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) as part of its recycling service from Monday.

Small appliances, laptops, mobiles phones, small tvs and household batteries are among some of the items the council will be able to collect from the kerbside.

The council recommends that items should be no larger than a carrier bag.

Councillor Rodney Cann, executive member for the environment, said: “We’ve already received some positive feedback from residents about our plans to expand our recycling service.

“So, now the improved service is here, we hope everyone across the district will fully support it and use it widely.

“We currently recycle just over 44 per cent of all our household waste and, with this improved service, we hope that percentage will increase to help us towards meeting our 50 per cent target by 2020.”

Last month, cllr Cann said he was ‘breaking ranks’ over proposals to introduce a three-weekly black bin collection.

The proposal was made as part of a review of the recycling service, with plans for green waste charges and weekly food collections also put forward.

For more information about the WEEE recycling, visit North Devon Council’s website.

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