As of 14 April we will operate under COVID-19 Orange setting.
Well fitting masks must be worn in the building. Those with a mask exemption will be served outside the building.
A Vaccine Pass is not required.
If it is possible make use of courier services for sending and receiving.
We are now accepting face masks for recycling.
For official information visit the Government COVID-19 website.
DO NOT DUMP ITEMS AND DO NOT SEND UNSOLICITED PARCELS
We have had a number of cases where items for recycling are sent without contact information, dumped at our premises, or left in the letterbox.
PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE SENDING OR LEAVING ANY ITEMS WITH US.
There is a cost to you for our recycling services. Many items have low scrap value and also require processing for achieving a good environmental outcome.
Bulk lots of antistatic bags, motherboard boxes, and HDD storage receptacles.
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We had a cheap Homemaker brand HT7145KM heater come in for recycling. This one had two of the halogen heating lamps rattling around in the bottom because the ends had shattered and the third on was on the way out … Continue reading
This heavy duty extension cord had been quite severely severed. This is certainly a serious safety situation. It must have happened while it had current flowing through it because there has been severe sparking in the severed section. Stay safe!
These brand new mains cables came in for recycling. Not only was it a waste of time test and tagging brand new cables but they ended up with us for recycling. We get hundreds of these cables both new and … Continue reading
This cable came in as part of a whole bunch of other stuff from an IT company. Not sure why someone would want to make one of these. A mains plug to IEC connector cable is pretty easy to get … Continue reading
This is one of the reasons why this type of mains plug should not be used in wet areas. It had arced between phase, neutral, and earth when wet, which carbonised the plastic of the plug. The other reason is … Continue reading
I came across this real dodgy modification. This plug board came in for recycling. The original cord has been replaced with one that has no earth. Also, the replacement cable is the older two core type without an outer sheath. … Continue reading
Ecotech Services now offers electrical safety testing (test and tag) for plug in appliances both on site and delivered to our workshop. This is a logical extension to the work that we have been doing to date. Alan Liefting, the … Continue reading
Check out these 300mm long cables that came out of some gear that we recycled! I managed, with some difficulty, to get three tight coils out of it. The label is a complete waste of time, and I think some … Continue reading
I have just done my electrical safety refresher course and when I was changing yet another blown light bulb in our house I began thinking about the safety of the actual sockets. All sorts of work, backed up by regulations, … Continue reading
I came across this interesting and comprehensive website all about electrical plugs: Museum of Plugs and Sockets: Overview General information Development of plugs, sockets, safety aspects. Wiring techniques. Certification and quality marks. Information about plug manufacturers. Classic, continental European plugs* … Continue reading