E-Waste Recycling Day To Be Held On July 12

July 9, 2014

The Waste Management Section of the Ministry of Public Works will be holding their second e-Waste Recycling Day for 2014 on Saturday 12th July from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tynes Bay Waste to Energy Facility located on Palmetto Road, Devonshire.

A spokesperson said, “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.

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 2012/13 the Waste Management section recycled 127 x 20-foot shipping container loads of recycling exporting 77 container loads to the U.S. 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 email recycle@gov.bm or telephone Colleen Clacken at 501-3023.”

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  1. Family Man says:

    Perhaps Waste Management can give clear directions on where to take this stuff. (A map would be nice. Oh, wait – I’ve seen the government maps. Never mind).

    The last time they had a recycling day I took a couple of humungous TV’s to the usual Waste Management tip with the three skips (one for household, one for wood etc and one for metal). Two of us struggled to get these huge TV’s to the skip then they told us we had to take them down a set of 350 stairs to where the recycling was set up. Uh, no. That was as far as it was going.

    I wasn’t the only one. There was a line-up of cars to get in and drop off old electronic gear.

    I’m all for recycling, but not at the expense of giving myself a heart attack. I’m not as young and strong as I used to be.

  2. watcher55 says:

    Save your self the trouble and just call for a pick up, the Governments “recycle” program is a complete sham, we pay excavation companies and the like to collect blue bags of cans and bottles and plastics NONE of which are re cycled, sure they break the glass up and try to think of inventive ways to dispose of it and burn the plastics so why are we paying a fortune to private companies to collect what is essentially trash, or is that a left over friends and family contract?

    The “recycle” plant like most of works and engineering only operates for maybe a day a week, we simply don’t generate enough to keep them busy, one wonders what they do for the other 4 days. The last time I was down there is was a ghost town. If Government is making a profit on salvaging the precious metals from our electronics THEY SHOULD COLLECT IT!