Namibia: Safely Manage Your Household E-Waste

“If it has a plug or runs on batteries and it is broken – it’s e-waste”. This phrase found on the Transworld Cargo website succinctly defines electronic waste.

We can’t take for granted the knowledge families have on recycling e-waste. With households storing old computers, fridges, television sets and even damaged mobile technology, some are unaware of what to do to with them.

Instead of hoarding such waste or simply dumping it in any landfill, you and your family can use safe methods to deal with e-waste correctly.

With the growing use of household digital appliances, “e-waste has become the fastest growing waste in the world, adding up to 50 million tons of e-waste worldwide per annum,” according to Transworld Cargo, the leading e-cycling partner in the country.

Their goal is to provide the expertise and infrastructure necessary for recycling e-waste.

“People are adamant about recycling, their interest keeps growing,” Transworld Cargo warehouse manager Armando Passano said.

Don’t know what to do with all your e-waste?

Passano suggested that the public drop it off at their Windhoek warehouse in Southern Industrial.

This will make it easier for them to dismantle and sort through the waste, and doesn’t limit customers to the one cubic metre requirement for residential and company pick-ups made by Transworld.

Households should refrain from disposing their electronic waste with their regular rubbish. E-waste contains hazardous materials that could pose a threat to the environment if not disposed of correctly.

In Windhoek exclusively, Transworld Cargo has various drop-off sites where locals can dispose of their electronic items in the containers provided. Do keep in mind that they do not accept batteries and fluorescent bulbs. Those can be dumped as hazardous waste at the Kupferberg landfill site.

Transworld Cargo (5 von Braun Street, Southern Industrial Area) – Monday to Friday from 08h00 to 17h00

Delta School (corner of Reverend Michael Scott and Dr. A.B. May Street, near Ausspannplatz) – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 07h00 to 09h00

St Paul’s College (393 Sam Nujoma Drive) – Monday to Friday from 08h00 to 16h00

DHPS (11-15 Church Street) – Mondays from 06h45 to 16h00 and Tuesdays to Fridays from 06h45 to 13h30

Windhoek International School (Scheppmann Street, Pioneers Park, Extension 1)

Source: allafrica

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