The Waste Management Section of the Ministry of Public Works will be holding their first e-Waste Recycling Day for 2013 on Saturday 9th March 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. 

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 2011/12 the Waste Management section recycled 134 x 20’ shipping container loads of recycling exporting 84 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 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 maximum concern for the environment and worker safety.

For commercial loads please contact recycle@gov.bm or telephone Stephen Gilbert at 501-3024.  For further details on correct waste disposal, please join www.facebook.com/recyclebermuda, visit www.wastemanagement.gov.bm, or see the “What Goes Where” section in the BTC Phone Book blue pages.