Reduce waste at the recycling booth
by Brighton Council
Not sure what to do with small batteries, old mobile phones or light globes lying around at home? You can recycle them at the recycling booth in the foyer at the Brighton Council Offices.
The waste booth is part of Council’s strategy to reduce waste to landfill and increase awareness of the benefits of reusing and recycling everyday objects.
Did you know that recycling 1 million mobile phones could recover 10,000kg of copper, 300kg of silver and 30kg of gold? The list of items you can bring in to be recycled in the waste booth include:
- X-rays, which contain precious silver
- Toner cartridges
- Light bulbs – LED round globes as well as fluoro globes, though please be careful not break them and release the gases
- Batteries – flat batteries can be used to make more batteries
- DVDs/CDs and tapes
- Small e-waste, which contain valuable metals
- Decorations – for example Christmas lights will be reused into local art projects
- Fabrics, such as clean towels and linen
- Plastic bottle tops
- Stationery soft plastics, such as plastic bags and lolly wrappers, which DO NOT to go in your recycle bin.
The items are recycled through various national recyclers such as MobileMuster and Planet Ark, as well as local waste recycling companies. Drop them off at the Brighton Council Offices at 1 Tivoli Road, Old Beach.