E-wastes to be collected in city brgys, Nov 14-18
Households are encouraged to join the Household Electronic Waste (e-waste) Collection Event on Nov. 14 to 18 by bringing their discarded appliances and electronic gadgets and other e-wastes to their respective barangay halls.
E-wastes include old and discarded desktops, laptops, printers, fax machines, copier machines, broken cell phones, and other household electronic devices, except busted lamps.
The activity is spearheaded by the City Environment and Parks Management Office and General Services Office together with the Environmental Management Bureau, United Nations Industrial Development Organizations (Unido), Global Environment Facility, Ecowaste Coalition, and Zero Waste Baguio.
The collection site will be at Pacdal covered court but residents can bring their wastes at their barangay halls for sorting.
The Cepmo said the event is part of the city’s initiative to improve hazardous wastes management and support the Unido project, “Implementation of Safe E-wastes Management.”
The project aims to raise awareness and protect human health and the environment from the harmful effects of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in e-wastes.
The event is held for households only, as e-wastes from commercial institutions like malls, schools, telecommunications, hotel, inns, condominiums, electric cooperatives, restaurants, fast food chains, and healthcare facilities are covered by a separate collection system.
All city barangays are enjoined to transport the materials to the collection site which will be hauled, transported, and treated by contractors accredited by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. – PIO release