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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. 

WEEE Term

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 icon 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 SchoolOakbank Primary School
Guildtown Primary SchoolViewlands Primary School
Balbeggie Primary SchoolFairview 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:

 

Contact details

Waste and recycling

Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel 01738 476476