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Government stage e-Waste Recycling Day

Government will hold their first e-Waste Recycling Day of the year on Saturday.

Between 9am and 5pm, the public can get rid of various electronic and battery-operated appliances or toys at the Waste to Energy Facility located on Palmetto Road in Devonshire.

A long list of items can be recycled, including hairdryers, air conditioners, televisions, telephones, cell phones, copiers, printers, fax machines, stereo equipment and radios.

During 2012/13 the Waste Management Section recycled 127 x 20' shipping container loads of recycling, exporting 77 container loads to the US recycling market and reusing 50 container loads of crushed glass in local construction projects.

Exported container loads of recycling comprised of 12 containers of air conditioners, 23 containers of vehicle batteries, four containers of steel cans, three containers of aluminium, 12 containers of motor oil, one container of fluorescent tubes and bulbs, six containers of transformers, one container of household batteries and 15 containers of e-Waste.

All items are sent to United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved recycling facilities “to ensure they are handled with maximal concern for the environment and worker safety,” said a Government statement.

For commercial loads, members of the public can e-mail recycle@gov.bm or telephone Colleen Clacken at 501-3023. Further details on correct waste disposal can be found by visiting www.facebook.com/recyclebermuda, visiting www.wastemanagement.gov.bm or reading see the “What Goes Where” section in the BTC Phone Book blue pages.

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Published March 04, 2014 at 5:12 pm (Updated March 04, 2014 at 5:13 pm)

Government stage e-Waste Recycling Day

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