Residents encouraged to recycle electrical items at event in Hatfield

Link Drive.

Link Drive.

Danny Loo Photography 2016

Residents of Welwyn Hatfield can safely dispose of unwanted electrical items at an ‘electrical take-back’ event in Hatfield this weekend.

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council is working with Recycling Lives to collect and inspect unwanted items and will be in the Link Drive car park in Hatfield town centre from 10am to 3pm on Sunday, October 14.

Anything with a plug or batteries – from washing machines and televisions to toasters and pocket calculators – will be collected and given a new lease of life, or recycled responsibly.

However, fridges or freezers will not be accepted.

Councillor Stephen Boulton, executive member for environment, said: “This event is designed to make it easy for residents to dispose of any unwanted electrical items safely, ensuring they go to a new home, or are recycled to provide raw materials.

“Every item reused or recycled diverts waste from landfill, helping our environment.

“Previous events have proved really popular and I hope this one continues that trend.”

Small electrical items can be recycled at local recycling banks, situated around the borough, visit to find your nearest centre.

Larger items should be taken to Household Waste Recycling Centres. For more information, visit

More news stories

Yesterday, 17:46

The Liberal Democrat opposition on Herts County Council have come up with a proposal that could see residential street lights stay on until 2am.

Yesterday, 15:23

Three police cars were at the scene of a crash just north of Junction 4 of the A1(M) southbound near Hatfield.

Yesterday, 14:47

A charity dance night in Welwyn Garden City is coming up in memory of two beloved DJs.

Yesterday, 14:15

A gang assaulted and spat at people as they tried to steal alcohol from a sports club in Welwyn Garden City.

Newsletter Sign Up

Welwyn Hatfield Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards