COUNCIL bosses are urging residents to clear out their unused tech devices to help people who do not have access to technology to get connected.

In a recent survey, it was revealed that an average UK home has at least five unused devices which could be worth more than £120.

In a recent re-use capaign, the Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham (BDR) Waste Partnership and Renewi is encouraging residents to pass on their unused devices rather than throw them away.

This comes after Ofcom revealed that around 1.1 million – 1.8 milion children across the country do not have access to a laptop or tablet at home – which can make homeschooling incredibly difficult.

Community education liaison officer, Abi Cox, who is based at Manvers, said: “Many devices contain batteries which can be hazardous if thrown away in general household waste or recycling bins, causing fires and explosions and injuring waste workers,

“Tech devices also contain valuable precious metals that become lost when not disposed of correctly.”

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