I have innumerable ex-telephones, out moded modems, discarded computer mice, batteries and transformers etc., and I cant bring myself to chuck them in the rubbish...does anyone know an ecologically sound way/place of disposing of them?
There is the main council dump/recycling centre down the old kent road. The staff are really lovely and I think they do recyle what they can. Its easier if you have a car but you could probably even just bus it down from the elephant. Cant remember the name of the street but its past the Tesco on the same side of the road...
Another vote for the helpfulness of staff at the Devon Street Recycling Centre. We went yesterday morning with a pile of old VHS tapes, various electricals and other bits and bobs, and the staff were excellent.
look up regulations about WEEE (Waste Electronics and Electrical Equipment) - it is now illegal to just throw these in with the rubbish.
I you buy a new appliance/gadget, the seller has a duty to take your old one, and recycle/dispose of it.
this only works like for like though, so you can't take an old computer in to be disposed off if you're only buying a new electric toothbrush, say.
The council have a duty to provide WEEE recycling facilities, these should be available through Southwark website.
The coverage for the WEEE bins in North Southwark is pretty rubbish, our nearest is SE16 or Tesco OKR. I will see if the one on Baylis Road is still there, though we should probably be using a Southwark one.