North London Waste Authority are trialling a new service at Regis Road Reuse and Recycling Centre to divert unwanted electrical items to the Camden Fixing Factory – a local community repair hub – saving them from waste.
The average UK household is hiding away 20 unwanted electricals. Worse still, we discard 155,000 tonnes of electricals every year, instead of reusing or recycling them. To help keep these valuable items in use, we set up the ‘Unwanted electricals’ drop off point at Regis Road, with the help of our partner, the Camden Fixing Factory.
The aims of the electrical waste trial are:
- to encourage residents to donate their electronic waste so that they can be restored and donated to residents who need them
- to have access to more electrical items which can be used to train residents in how to repair things
- to provide an invaluable learning experience for a fixer and
- to cut waste and create local social value
- to pave the way to a more circular economy.
How it works:
- Bring your electrical items to Regis Road, no matter what the condition
Good quality brands such as Bosch, Dyson, Roberts, Smeg are preferred but we accept any brand
- Drop them off at the ‘Unwanted Electricals’ drop off point on the left when you enter the site
- Don’t forget to bring chargers, remote controls or any other accompanying equipment
- We’ll donate your items to the Camden Fixing Factory where they will generate skills training opportunities and/or get a chance at another life
For more information on the Camden Fixing Factory and how they give residents' electricals a new lease of life, visit: www.fixingfactory.org