Hunslet and Riverside Ward Councillors have welcomed the deployment of a new Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Bank in the Hunslet Community Hub and Library carpark in Hunslet.
On 2 June 2021 the new WEEE bank, which will allow the recycling off small electric items (toasters, kettles etc), was installed alongside the two exiting Glass Banks in the carpark.
Cllr Mohammed Iqbal said:
“We know there is a demand for more recycling of specialist smaller electrical items which cannot be donated. We have asked for a WEEE in Hunslet ever since the previous bank was removed from the Penny Hill Centre carpark at the request of the centres managers. Therefore, we are really happy one will now be reinstalled in Hunslet a again.”
Cllr Iqbal added Cllr Paul Wray, Cllr Elizabeth Nash and he were lobbying for more WEEE’s to be installed across the ward as they became available to help improve recycling rates. They also stressed the good practice of residents donating unwanted working items (big or small) before looking to dispose of them. You can find more information about ways to do this at www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/bins-and-recycling/get-rid-of-unwanted-items
This post is based on a press release issued by Hunslet & Riverside Ward Councillors