Recycle your old electrical items

Recycle your old electrical items

Recycle your old electrical items

First published in News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Web content editor

Small electrical items can now be recycled in Watford Town Hall.

Watford Borough Council is offering to help residents spring clean their homes.

Councillor Derek Scudder said: "This facility allows residents to recycle electrical items such as hairdryers and electric toothbrushes as well as kettles and toasters rather than adding them to their non recyclable household waste or making a special trip to a recycling centre."

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1:50pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Arthur says...

You can give them to the New Hope Trust in Queens Road
You can give them to the New Hope Trust in Queens Road Arthur
  • Score: 1

1:52pm Sat 1 Mar 14

phil mitchel says...

I've got a well worn ****, I took it to the Town Hall and asked where I should put it but they just laughed at me.
I've got a well worn ****, I took it to the Town Hall and asked where I should put it but they just laughed at me. phil mitchel
  • Score: -2

6:16pm Sun 2 Mar 14

LSC says...

Great news. I'll jump in my 4x4 and take my electric toothbrush up there Monday.

Planet saved. No need to thank me.
Great news. I'll jump in my 4x4 and take my electric toothbrush up there Monday. Planet saved. No need to thank me. LSC
  • Score: -2

9:24am Mon 3 Mar 14

garston tony says...

LSC, that is a very poor attitude. Recycling is good husbandry of the resources that we take out of the earth, they are not infinite on the whole and will run out one day.

This planet is already struggling to cope with the demands that humans place on it, why be disparaging about something that aims to relieve some of that pressure and hopefully mean the earth is a decent place to live for our descendants?
LSC, that is a very poor attitude. Recycling is good husbandry of the resources that we take out of the earth, they are not infinite on the whole and will run out one day. This planet is already struggling to cope with the demands that humans place on it, why be disparaging about something that aims to relieve some of that pressure and hopefully mean the earth is a decent place to live for our descendants? garston tony
  • Score: 3

3:08pm Mon 3 Mar 14

LSC says...

garston tony wrote:
LSC, that is a very poor attitude. Recycling is good husbandry of the resources that we take out of the earth, they are not infinite on the whole and will run out one day.

This planet is already struggling to cope with the demands that humans place on it, why be disparaging about something that aims to relieve some of that pressure and hopefully mean the earth is a decent place to live for our descendants?
Tony, I'm not anti recycling, not at all. I just dislike these token gestures that achieve more harm than good.
IF we are serious about saving the planet, and I mean serious, who needs an electric toothbrush in the first place? And how much packaging does it come in? How big was the container ship that brought it here from China?
If we are serious about the planet, those are the questions we should ask.

I can feel very smug that I recycle paper in my blue plastic bin. Good for me, pat on the back, I've done my bit.
But the fact is that 90% of the paper I recycle I didn't want or ask for in the first place. THAT is the place to start, if we are serious about this.

But quit obviously we aren't, so I reserve my right to sneer at these token gestures.
[quote][p][bold]garston tony[/bold] wrote: LSC, that is a very poor attitude. Recycling is good husbandry of the resources that we take out of the earth, they are not infinite on the whole and will run out one day. This planet is already struggling to cope with the demands that humans place on it, why be disparaging about something that aims to relieve some of that pressure and hopefully mean the earth is a decent place to live for our descendants?[/p][/quote]Tony, I'm not anti recycling, not at all. I just dislike these token gestures that achieve more harm than good. IF we are serious about saving the planet, and I mean serious, who needs an electric toothbrush in the first place? And how much packaging does it come in? How big was the container ship that brought it here from China? If we are serious about the planet, those are the questions we should ask. I can feel very smug that I recycle paper in my blue plastic bin. Good for me, pat on the back, I've done my bit. But the fact is that 90% of the paper I recycle I didn't want or ask for in the first place. THAT is the place to start, if we are serious about this. But quit obviously we aren't, so I reserve my right to sneer at these token gestures. LSC
  • Score: 0

2:56pm Tue 4 Mar 14

garston tony says...

OK LSC, but WBC isnt in control of what can and cant be sold or how it is packaged. That is a national government thing but I dont actually see it as a token gesture if at a local level things are done to try and increase recycling.

I totally agree, we are overly consumeristic and when I wander around shops I tut tut at the amount of useless or unecessary c##p that is on sale and I also get annoyed at the amount of cardboard etc I have to put into my recycling bin. Something should be done about that, but there is nothing wrong with anything tackling it from the other end either
OK LSC, but WBC isnt in control of what can and cant be sold or how it is packaged. That is a national government thing but I dont actually see it as a token gesture if at a local level things are done to try and increase recycling. I totally agree, we are overly consumeristic and when I wander around shops I tut tut at the amount of useless or unecessary c##p that is on sale and I also get annoyed at the amount of cardboard etc I have to put into my recycling bin. Something should be done about that, but there is nothing wrong with anything tackling it from the other end either garston tony
  • Score: 0

3:24pm Tue 4 Mar 14

LSC says...

garston tony wrote:
OK LSC, but WBC isnt in control of what can and cant be sold or how it is packaged. That is a national government thing but I dont actually see it as a token gesture if at a local level things are done to try and increase recycling.

I totally agree, we are overly consumeristic and when I wander around shops I tut tut at the amount of useless or unecessary c##p that is on sale and I also get annoyed at the amount of cardboard etc I have to put into my recycling bin. Something should be done about that, but there is nothing wrong with anything tackling it from the other end either
I take your point, but my worry is that many people appear to think that that is enough, they have done their bit.
Take the christmas tree recycling campaign where people queued up in their cars with the engines running to have a tree pulped in a car park. Since when is a dead tree a threat to the planet? And in what way?
If you feel a dead tree might affect your grandchildren adversely in the future, don't buy one in the first place!
That is the sort of thing that annoys me. The fact that these meaningless recycling projects allow people to massage their egos and clear them of guilt, while the actual REAL problem escalates exponentially.
[quote][p][bold]garston tony[/bold] wrote: OK LSC, but WBC isnt in control of what can and cant be sold or how it is packaged. That is a national government thing but I dont actually see it as a token gesture if at a local level things are done to try and increase recycling. I totally agree, we are overly consumeristic and when I wander around shops I tut tut at the amount of useless or unecessary c##p that is on sale and I also get annoyed at the amount of cardboard etc I have to put into my recycling bin. Something should be done about that, but there is nothing wrong with anything tackling it from the other end either[/p][/quote]I take your point, but my worry is that many people appear to think that that is enough, they have done their bit. Take the christmas tree recycling campaign where people queued up in their cars with the engines running to have a tree pulped in a car park. Since when is a dead tree a threat to the planet? And in what way? If you feel a dead tree might affect your grandchildren adversely in the future, don't buy one in the first place! That is the sort of thing that annoys me. The fact that these meaningless recycling projects allow people to massage their egos and clear them of guilt, while the actual REAL problem escalates exponentially. LSC
  • Score: 0

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