Residential e-Waste Recycling Day On Nov 10

November 7, 2012

The Waste Management Section of the Ministry of Public Works will be holding their third residential e-Waste Recycling Day for 2012 on Saturday 10th November from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tynes Bay Waste to Energy Facility located on Palmetto Road, Devonshire.

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 Circuit Board Containing Equipment; any small appliance powered by batteries or power cord.

This event is primarily for residents wishing to recycle. Companies and institutions with commercial sized loads may recycle throughout the year by bringing eWaste directly to the MRF Monday through Friday from 7.30 to 4.00.

Drop off the following Electronic Waste Items for Recycling:

  • Hairdryers
  • Household air conditioners
  • Monitors
  • Televisions
  • Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs)
  • Computer Processing Units (CPUs)
  • Keyboards
  • Telephones
  • Cell Phones
  • Printers
  • Copiers
  • Typewriters
  • Mainframe Equipment
  • Laptops
  • Fax Machines
  • Stereo Equipment / Radios
  • Satellite Receivers
  • Other Circuit Board Containing Equipment and anything powered by batteries or an electrical cord.

In 2011 Waste Management exported 134 x 20’ shipping container loads of materials to the US recyclables market comprising 18 containers of air conditioners, 26 containers of vehicle batteries, 4 containers of tin, 2 containers of aluminium, 11 containers of motor oil, 1 containers of fluorescent tubes, 4 containers of transformers 1 container of household batteries and 17 containers of e-Waste.

All recyclable materials, including e-Waste 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. For commercial loads please contact recycle@gov.bm or telephone Stephen Gilbert at 501-3024.

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  1. SoMuchMore says:

    o let's start recycling... another ploy out by the plp - election time.

    this stuff needs to stop. why is the plp starting to roll out this NOW???????????????????????????????????????

    they have had since 1998 to do so.

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  2. James says:

    So they can pile it up with the mountain of blue bags currently at Baileys Bay Quarry?

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