Electrical recycling with school pupils
Schools and community groups are invited to take part in activities which help to divert waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) for recycling.
Watch the YouTube video to see what happens to electrical items passed on for reuse or recycling in Perth and Kinross.
These temporary small-WEEE collection containers are grey in colour and have a pink recycling sticker on them. They are offered to schools and community groups so as to encourage householders to get into the habit of diverting more electrical items away from the general waste bin. Where possible, batteries must be removed from the small-electrical items before they are recycled. The batteries can be recycled separately (see below).
In autumn 2019, Inchture Primary, Abernyte Primary, Errol Primary and St Madoes Primary hosted WEEE Term and together diverted for recycling almost one third of a tonne (340kg) of small-electrical items in one school term, which is the equivalent weight of 4 spotted seals.
View the Invitation to host a WEEE Term [322Kb] for more information about how to host a WEEE Term, or contact a Waste Minimisation Officer for more information by emailing ZeroWasteCommunity@pkc.gov.uk or phoning 01738 476476.
Schools Adopt-a-WEEE Bank
Permanent pink Small-Electrical Recycling Banks are located in Scone, Oakbank and Auchterarder. Householders, school pupils, parents and teachers are asked to collect their small-electrical items in a reusable bag at home and then take them to the local WEEE Bank for recycling. Pupils are also given a battery recycling box so that they can separate the batteries for recycling first.
From Monday 21st October to Friday 20th December, the following schools are adopting their local WEEE Bank and any increase in tonnage will be recorded (compared to before the Campaign).
|The Scone WEEE Bank at Scone Park & Ride Recycling Point||The Oakbank WEEE Bank at Oakbank Community Centre Recycling Point|
|Newhill Primary School||Oakbank Primary School|
|Guildtown Primary School||Viewlands Primary School|
|Balbeggie Primary School||Fairview Primary School|
|Collace Primary School|
|Burrelton Primary School|
|Kinnoull Primary School|
|Coupar Angus Primary School|
Other places to reuse or recycle WEEE
If you are unsure what to do with your old waste electrical and electronic equipment, you can:
- Check the Perth & Kinross Charity Shop Map [641Kb] for organisations who can reuse your large and small working electrical items locally.
- Large and small WEEE can be recycled at all 9 Recycling Centres across Perth and Kinross.
- Small WEEE can be recycled at the Permanent WEEE Banks at selected Recycling Points.
- Large WEEE such as fridges, freezers, washing machines and tumble dryers can be taken to your nearest Recycling Centre or can be collected via the Council's Bulky Uplift Service.
- Batteries can be dropped off for recycling at Council Recycling Centres, at Perth and Kinross libraries or at any shops and supermarkets which sell them.