The Department of Waste Management within the Ministry of Public Works has announced details of the 2011 Recycle Mania Week.
Minister of Public Works Michael Weeks said: “Recycling is an important part of creating a sustainable future as well as ensuring the incinerator operates at maximum efficiency.
“If recyclables such as glass and metal are placed in regular trash they melt in the incinerator, building up on the grates causing the system to get clogged which then necessitates shutting down the operation for maintenance which sucks up valuable time, money and resources.
“So I encourage everyone to do their part– take part in Recycle Mania 2011 and make the commitment to recycle all your TAG [ Tin Aluminum and Glass] not just next week, but every week of the year.”
There are three easy ways to participate in Recycle Mania 2011.
Schools can participate in the Aluminum Can Drive whereby students collect aluminum cans and whichever class and school collect the most wins $500 for their school.
Residents can participate in the curb-side recycling competition.
Those who put recyclables out for collection on Thursday [Nov. 24] in the West End and today [Nov. 25] in the East End and wrote their telephone numbers on their recycling bags could be among ten winners chosen at random to receive a $100 grocery voucher to use at Lindo’s Markets.
E-Waste Recycle Day is on Saturday [Nov. 26] at the Tynes Bay facility and residents are encouraged to bring their old, worn out electronics to be recycled — everything from battery operated toys and hair dryers all the way up to computers and other equipment that contains circuit boards; anything powered by batteries or power cord.
Drop off the following Electronic Waste Items for Recycling:
- Household air conditioners
- Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs)
- Computer Processing Units (CPUs)
- Cell Phones
- Mainframe Equipment
- Fax Machines
- Stereo Equipment / Radios
- Satellite Receivers
In 2009/2010 the Waste Management section sent away 109 containers for recycling. These were comprised of 26 containers of air conditioners, 24 containers of vehicle batteries, 14 containers of tin, seven containers of aluminum, 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 10 containers of e-Waste.
E-Waste is sent to Environmental Protection Agency-approved recycling facilities to ensure correct handling with maximal concern for the environment and worker safety.
For commercial loads of recyclables please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Stephen Gilbert at 501-3024.
For further details on correct waste disposal, please visit www.wastemanagement.gov.bm, or the “What Goes Where” section in the BTC Phone Book blue pages.
- Special Waste Drop Off Days This Weekend
- ‘Stepping Backwards With Recycling Cutbacks’
- Recycling Collection Drops To Twice Monthly
- Government Computer Recycling Program
- Holiday Trash Collection Schedule
- March 9: Electronic Waste Recycling Day