Cumberland Council’s new recycling collections for small electrical items was launched today.

The council’s ‘Recycling Rambler’ van will visit communities in West Cumbria to collect small electrical items – anything with a plug, cable, or batteries.

The council is working in partnership with Cumbrian recycling company, CRL, to deliver the project.

The scheme is being run as a six-month trial in the area formerly covered by Copeland Borough Council.

The project has received £62,744 from Material Focus, a not-for-profit body that funds and encourages electrical recycling.

Cllr Denise Rollo, Cumberland’s Portfolio Holder for Sustainable, Resilient and Connected Places, said: ‘The Rambler service is a great addition to our recycling service. It will provide an even easier way for people to recycle electricals safely and sustainably. It complements the new static collection bins in communities and should lead to a vast reduction in the amount of small electricals put into household waste bins.’

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