Computer & Electronic Equipment Recycling at Schools
In the new school year, many students and schools will replace their computer equipment as required. To facilitate proper recycling of the retired equipment and to promote the culture of “Use Less, Waste Less”, the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) has since 2013 organised the “WEEE Recycle at Schools” programme for three consecutive years, inviting all primary and secondary schools to join.
To provide the schools with more convenient e-waste collection service, we enhance the service with effect from 2016. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Treatment and Recycling Facility (WEEETRF) contractor - ALBA Integrated Waste Solutions Hong Kong Limited (ALBA-IWS) provides e-waste collection service for schools through appointment via the webpage (www.weee.com.hk) and the hotline (2676 8888). They collect mainly washing machines, refrigerators, air conditioners, televisions and computer products viz. computers (i.e. desktops, laptops and tablets), printers, scanners and monitors. A certain amount of serviceable e-waste items will be donated to the needy for reuse after checking and refurbishment. Those not suitable for reuse will be properly stored by the contractor until the commissioning of the WEEETRF when they will be properly recycled after dismantling.
Date and Time:
The contractor will contact the participating schools to confirm the date and time before collection
Schools are required to gather all the used computer and electrical & electronic equipment at one single location for the contractor to pick up
“Schools Recycle WEEE” Award Presentation Ceremony cum “Sha Tin Community Green Station” Environmental Education Activity (10 Jan 2016)
The programme saw about 8,000 items or 75 tonnes of used computer equipment, electrical appliances and other electronic products collected from 175 primary and secondary schools in 2015. In recognition of the outstanding performance of schools with over 1 tonne of WEEE recycled, an award presentation ceremony cum environmental education activity was held at Sha Tin Community Green Station on 10 January 2016.