E-Waste Recycling Day To Be Held On Saturday

November 8, 2013

The Waste Management Section of the Ministry of Public Works will be holding their third e-Waste Recycling Day for 2013 on Saturday [Nov 9] from 9 am. to 5 pm. at the Tynes Bay Waste to Energy Facility located on Palmetto Road in Devonshire.

Residents are encouraged to bring their old, worn out electronics to be recycled.

Items for recycling drop-off include the following Electronic Waste Items:

  • 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 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, 4 containers of steel cans, 3 containers of aluminium, 12 containers of motor oil, 1 containers of fluorescent tubes and bulbs, 6 containers of transformers 1 container of household batteries and 15 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 Colleen Clacken at 501-3023.

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