Leicestershire is the first city in the UK to officially adopt the ‘Electric Range Appliance Disposal’ scheme.
The scheme aims to remove as much as possible of the electrical and mechanical appliances that are still in use by the city, including air conditioning and heaters.
It aims to reduce energy use, improve air quality, reduce noise, reduce pollution, and make the city more sustainable.
The city council has been testing the system with over 100 customers, and the majority have been very pleased with the results.
The concept is simple.
The customer has to supply the electric appliance they wish to be disposed of, with the charge for the disposal to be charged from the electricity bill.
A company is then hired to help the customer identify the equipment they wish disposed of.
The customer pays the bill, and then the utility company then distributes the charge to the customer.
The electricity bill can be paid by either paying the charge directly from the customer’s bill, or paying the bill to the City of Leicester.
The City of London and the Scottish National Party are also part of the scheme, but they are not as successful.
Electricity bills are often the most expensive in the country, and people can be hit with hefty bills if they are still using an appliance that has been left unused.
In Leicester, where electricity prices are among the highest in the EU, it is hoped that the scheme will encourage residents to use less energy.
Electric range appliance recycling scheme: Leicestery Leisure CentreIn order to start using the scheme the customer must be 18 or over, have a current address in the city and the owner is required to sign a contract stating that they will dispose of their electric appliance at LeicesTERC’s Electric Range Appliances Disposal facility.
Leicesters, UKCity of Leicester and the City Council will work with the Leicesterns, a company that is currently undertaking the testing phase of the Electric Range Appliance Disposition Scheme.
The company is called Leicesers’ Leisure Center.
They are using the technology to test out the system to make sure it works well.
There is also an option for people who have a spare electric appliance that they would like to dispose of.
The option is available at Leicservices.com.
Leicservists said: “We are working with the City to get the scheme in place in Leices, which is an area that has not seen any recycling for more than 10 years, so this is the perfect opportunity to get it working in a safe, environmentally responsible and cost effective way.
The first phase of this pilot scheme will last six months, and once the first phase is complete, we will see how it is used and if there is a positive effect on the environment.