Man with a van will do door-to-door e-waste collections
Currys is testing a door-to-door unwanted tech recycling service called Currys Collects The pilot scheme in Bradford has an electric van collecting unwanted gadgets from front doors and also parking at the local community centre for drop-in sessions where Curry’s staff give out £5.00 Cash for Trash vouchers.
The service adds to Currys Cash for Trash service which recycled over 46,500 tonnes.
Currys says people feel guilty for not recycling tech properly or not knowing how to do so correctly. It is estimated that 600 million batteries end up in landfill each year with 155,000 tonnes of e-waste thrown out annually.
Mandeep Gobindpuri, Head of Circular Economy at Currys said: “People want to recycle but either don’t know how to or lack the means to do so. Our new service aims to address both issues by collecting and educating the public. Anything that uses a plug or battery holds value no matter how damaged it is. We hope the Currys Collects pilot is a success and that we can eventually take it nationwide.’