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Computer & Electronic Equipment Recycling at Schools

WEEE Recycle At Schools
 
Introduction
 
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.
 
Collection Arrangement
Date and Time: The contractor will contact the participating schools to confirm the date and time before collection
Venue: Schools are required to gather all the used computer and electrical & electronic equipment at one single location for the contractor to pick up
Target items: Computers, waste electrical & electronic equipment
Participating school list: Year 2015
Year 2014
Year 2013
 
Publicity
 
Date Press Release
29-11-2015 EPD recovers 75 tonnes of used computers and electrical appliances in schools
03-09-2015 Schools Recycle WEEE programme invites enrolment
16-11-2014 Joint efforts of EPD and schools promote proper WEEE recycling at schools
10-11-2013 More than 5 500 pieces of waste electrical and electronic equipment collected in "Schools Recycle WEEE" programme
13-10-2013 EPD and schools collaborate in recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment
 
 
Activities
 

“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.

“Schools Recycle WEEE” Award Presentation Ceremony Environmental Education Activity at Sha Tin Community Green Station
   
Photos  
   
Year 2015 Event  
Students and collection counter Students and collection counter
   
Students and collection counter Students and collection counter
   
Students and collection counter Collected computer and electronic equipment
   
Collected computer and electronic equipment Collected computer and electronic equipment in transit
   
Year 2014 Event  
学生及回收摊位 学生及回收摊位
   
学生及回收摊位 学生及回收摊位
   
收集到的废电器电子产品 收集到的废电器电子产品
   
学校收集情况 学校收集情况
   
Year 2013 Event  
Collected Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Students and Collection Counter
   
Students and Collection Counter Students and Collection Counter
   
Collected Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Collection at Schools
   
Collected Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Collection at Schools
 
   
Need help? EPD Customer Service Centre Hotline: 2838 1111 Email Address: Enquiry@epd.gov.hk