Green duty: get rid of e-waste

2016-03-10 06:00
=Bakkies loaded with e-waste during last year’s recycling day at Albertyn. The public are invited to support Saturday’s E-Waste day in Uitenhage.                      Photo: SUPPLIED

=Bakkies loaded with e-waste during last year’s recycling day at Albertyn. The public are invited to support Saturday’s E-Waste day in Uitenhage. Photo: SUPPLIED

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A recycling programme has been running successfully at Albertyn Primary for several years and is one of the 180 schools in Nelson Mandela Bay that are part of a school recycling programme.

“This is possible through the involvement of enthusiastic teachers and learners who all take pride in being part of the recycling program,” said Melinda Labuscagne, Waste Exchange Project Manager.

“In turn this contributes towards a cleaner environment, conserving natural resources for future generations and assisting the school in raising funds.”

After hosting a very successful E-waste drop-off day and clean-up last year, Albertyn Primary partnered with the Institute of Waste Management and local recycling companies to host the following events.

Black & White paper recycling

A Black & White paper recycling day will be held tomorrow where learners will be encouraged to bring paper and cardboard to the school for recycling.

Paper & Cardboard

On Saturday from 08:00 to 12:00, residents will have an opportunity to do their green duty by supporting this initiative and bringing any unwanted paper and cardboard (this can include white paper, newspaper, magazines, cardboard boxes and cereal boxes) to the drop-off point in Van der Stel Avenue, opposite the Albertyn Primary School.

E-Waste drop off

On the same day residents will also have the opportunity to get rid of their e-waste as an E-waste drop-off will also be available. This can include discarded batteries, light bulbs including fluorescent tubes, electrical cables/ wires, small and large household appliances, mobile phones, computers, monitors, empty printer cartridges, printers, toys and all other products using batteries or electricity as a power source.

  • For more information on recycling you can contact Melinda on 041 506 5466 or if you want to know more on how to dispose of e-waste in a responsible manner you can contact Brandt on 072 248 8684 or email to brandt7@vodamail.co.za (-Heilie Combrinck)

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