Waste electrical items contain valuable metals and while items like fridges and freezers are easily recycled householders are often at a loss to know how to dispose of small electrical items.
Cllr Bryan Jones, cabinet member with responsibility for County Operations which includes recycling said:
“This is a great opportunity for our comprehensive schools to compete against each other and support a wider environmental benefit. We know that people sometimes get confused about dealing with small electrical items and we urge pupils and parents to bring in as much as possible. We are also pleased that our local community partner Homemakers is actively involved in this initiative so this project really does demonstrate Monmouthshire at its best – our young people, parents, our schools, recycling staff and social enterprise working together. We can’t get much more sustainable than that!”
Competition dates in Monmouthshire are:
- Caldicot Comprehensive - Tuesday 9th October
- Chepstow Comprehensive - Wednesday 10th October
- Monmouth Comprehensive - Thursday 11th October
- King Henry VIII Comprehensive, Abergavenny - Friday 12th October