Recycle your old electricals for chance to win cash prize

Recycling your old electricals for the chance to win �100.
Recycling your old electricals for the chance to win �100.

Have you got any broken or unwanted electricals? Dig them out and take them to your local household waste recycling centre for your chance to win one of fifteen £100 cash prizes.

From hair-dryers to hedge-trimmers and toasters to TVs, there’s a range of household appliances you can take to Derbyshire County Council’s recycling centres. And from January 2, you can exchange them for a golden ticket – which means you could be quids in.

Simply pick up your golden ticket from a member of staff at any of the county council’s nine recycling centres, type in your unique ticket number online at and find out if you’re an instant winner. The more items you recycle, the more tickets you’ll get.

Deputy Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure, Councillor Paul Dunn, said: “If every household in Derbyshire recycled just one electrical item it would mean more than 333,000 appliances being put to good use, saving precious metals and other valuable materials they contain as well as saving council tax-payers’ cash. So dust down those old or unused items and take them to your local recycling centre from 2 January for your chance to win £100.”

The competition and campaign is being funded by Advantage Waste Brokers – the contractor which works on behalf of the county council to collect and recycle electrical items taken to its recycling centres.

Electrical goods can be exchanged for a golden ticket at the following recycling centres: Ashbourne (Mayfield Road); Bolsover (Buttermilk Lane); Buxton (Waterswallows Road); Glossop; Ilkeston; Loscoe (Heanor); Newhall (Swadlincote); Northwood (Matlock); Stonegravels (Chesterfield).

For a full list of items you can take visit

Make sure all personal data has been removed from items such as laptops, phones or tablets before taking them to a recycling centre.