Broadland: New collection powers up recycling

Bin crew collecting carrier bags containing electricals, textiles and batteries

Broadland District Council’s new kerbside collection service has been a huge success with residents.

In the first month of the service, the Council's environmental partner Veolia, has collected 10 tonnes of electricals, enough to fill 200 average recycling bins, over 7 tonnes of textiles, equivalent to three full shipping containers and just under 1 tonne of batteries, equal to 30 sixty litre drums.

Broadland District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environmental Excellence, Cllr Judy Leggett, said:

“We have been overwhelmed by this amazing response. Our residents rightly care about the impact they have on the environment and they are the best recyclers in the County. This new service has made it easier for them to recycle even more and divert waste, which is fantastic for our residents and for the planet!”.

Duncan McBurney, Contract Manager for Veolia UK said:

“We are delighted by the success of the new collection service, which greatly expands the range of items that residents can recycle at the kerbside. We hope that this additional collection service will make it easier for all the residents in the district to recycle right as unfortunately small electrical items and textiles cannot be recycled by placing them in the grey recycling bin and need to be removed manually further down the recycling process. Our crews have dealt brilliantly with the additional amount of waste since we launched the new service, so thank you to them too.”

The new collection service launched on 4 April, allowing residents to leave out small electrical items, batteries and textiles each week alongside their rubbish and recycling bins.

Residents are asked to group the items and tie them up in separate carrier bags to be put next to the bin and left out by 6:30am on collection day.

Only small items in standard plastic bags will be collected (not black sacks). For larger items, Broadland District Council offers a household bulky waste collection service for £28.80 for up to three items and £9.60 per additional item (up to a maximum of six items).

For more information, please visit our electrical, battery and textile collection service page.


Published: 29 April 2022