Local schools, community groups and good causes – such as not-for-profit organisations and registered charities – across England, Wales and Scotland are being given the chance to win £1000’s worth of new electrical products as part of a new responsible recycling initiative. The community prize pot has been put forward by not-for-profit Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling scheme, REPIC, in partnership with a number of local councils.

WEEE is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the UK and REPIC is a major force behind WEEE recycling – successfully financing the collection, treatment and recycling of around half of the UK’s used electrical items. This year REPIC is celebrating 10 years of successful recycling and the giveaway prize pot is the organisation’s way of giving something back to deserving local communities, as well as encouraging further responsible recycling.

Any local school, community group, or good cause can put itself forward for the electrical goodies – or they can nominate another cause. They simply need to say: What new electrical product/products do you need – up to the value of £1,000 – and why? Followed by answering: “What does WEEE stand for?”

Dr Philip Morton, CEO of REPIC says: “We’re proud to celebrate 10 years of successful WEEE recycling and we wanted to mark it with a worthwhile community initiative and hopefully encourage further responsible recycling of electricals at the same time. It’s great to team up with local authorities up and down the country and we’re looking forward to receiving the entries – whether the request is for something simple like a microwave – or whether it’s a higher value purchase such as washing machine or laptop.”

All eligible applications that answer the question correctly will be considered. Full details and terms and conditions are available on REPIC’s Responsible Recycling microsite www.responsible-recycling.co.uk. The closing date for applications is 27th June 2014.