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Opportunity to dispose of old electronics and other e-waste

The Department of Public Works will host the year's first e-Waste recycling day on Saturday.

Residents are asked to bring any old, worn-out electronics to the Tynes Bay Waste-to-Energy facility on Palmetto Road, Devonshire between 9am and 5pm.

Items ranging from keyboards and battery-powered toys, to old cell phones and computers will be accepted for recycling.

A spokesman for the Ministry said: “Last year, the Waste Management section sent away 110 containers for recycling.

“These were comprised of 26 containers of air conditioners, 24 containers of vehicle batteries, 14 containers of tin, seven containers of aluminium, six containers of other metals, 16 containers of motor oil, two containers of fluorescent tubes, four containers of transformers, one container of household batteries and ten containers of e-Waste.

“During the last e-Waste day on November 27, enough recyclable waste was collected to fill one-and-a-half 20ft containers.”

All the recycleable materials are sent to recycling facilities approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in order to ensure that they are handled in a way safe to both people and the environment.

lUseful website: www.wastemanagement.gov.bm

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Published March 09, 2011 at 8:38 am (Updated March 09, 2011 at 8:38 am)

Opportunity to dispose of old electronics and other e-waste

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