Get your broken devices recycled or repaired

Recycling officer Andrew Jenkins at the Kidlington recycling roadshow
Recycling officer Andrew Jenkins at the Kidlington recycling roadshow

Bring your broken devices for recycling or even repair, when Cherwell’s summer electronics recycling roadshow comes to Bicester on Saturday.

The event, from 9am to 1pm on Sheep Street, is being hosted by Cherwell District Council’s Green Team, with special deals and giveaways to highlight the fact that broken devices can be given a new lease of life through their services.

People can bring along their unwanted electronics, from headphones to fridges, and the officers will recycle them free of charge.

A special offer at this event is the option to repair, as well as recycle, broken electronics.

Councillor Debbie Pickford said: “I have been really pleased with the attendance at the roadshows in Banbury and Kidlington so far this summer.

“For the final leg of the tour in Bicester, we will be encouraging attendees to repair as well as recycle.

“People can bring along their broken electronics and if they are reparable, the team will either train them how to fix the device, or offer to repair it themselves.

“The key message behind these shows is the fact that the council is just as keen to help residents recycle their hairdryers and clock radios as they are paper, card and plastic bottles.”

The previous leg of the tour, in Kidlington, saw officers recycle over 1,000kg of electronic waste, including 10 microwaves, 20 PC screens and TVs, nine vacuum cleaners and a BT payphone.

The district council collects smaller electronics with its weekly domestic waste collections, but this event is a chance for Bicester residents to recycle large devices without having to travel too far.

Residents can also recycle large electronics through Cherwell’s bulky waste service.

Visitors to the roadshow can buy extra blue and brown bins for £10, making an £8 saving on the usual price.

There will also be giveaways and offers, including free reusable bags for sorting recycling and a buy one, get one-free deal on kitchen caddy liners.

For further information, see www.cherwell.gov.uk/recycling