Where to put small electrical appliances?
ESB information stand on Tuesday, 5 September from 9-12 hrs on St. George's Square
Where to put small electrical appliances such as razors, hair dryers, toasters or smartphones? Never put them in the residual waste. The Entsorgungs- und Servicebetrieb Bocholt (ESB) provides information. On Tuesday, 5 September, ESB waste advisor Petra Tacke will be offering an information stand on the subject of recycling small electrical appliances at St. Georg-Platz. From 9-12 a.m. she will provide information for citizens. Appliances can also be handed in at the information stand.
Before handing in, batteries must be removed and handed in separately.
Out of the drawer and cellar
Although collection volumes are steadily increasing, far too many small electrical appliances still end up in the dustbin and languish in the cellar or in drawers. One of the aims of the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act is to ensure that no more electrical appliances end up in the dustbin. One reason is that discarded small electrical appliances contain valuable precious metals as well as substances that are hazardous to the environment and health, such as heavy metals. Tacke: "With professional recycling, the toxins are safely disposed of and the raw materials recovered."
Drop-off points for electrical appliances
In addition to the information stand at the waste advice centre, small electrical appliances can be disposed of free of charge at the ESB recycling centre (Schaffeldstraße 74) during opening hours. Batteries and accumulators must be removed beforehand and disposed of separately. Information at www.bocholt.de/wertstoffhof.
What are small electrical appliances?
Small electrical appliances are portable or stationary devices used for household, entertainment or communication purposes. They are usually smaller than 50 cm and can be powered by electricity from a wall socket or by batteries.
Here are some examples of small electrical appliances:
- Household appliances: iron, toaster, coffee maker, blender, hoover, sewing machine, hair dryer, hair dryer, shaver, toothbrush.
- Consumer electronics: radio, stereo system, CD player, DVD player, video recorder, games console, smartphone, tablet computer, laptop, computer accessories
- Communication devices: telephone, fax machine, mobile phone, laptop, computer