All you need to do is take the waste to the special counters which have been opened in the city.
E-waste or electronic waste is a growing source of hazardous waste that that has not been addressed in our society. But fortunately, Trivandrum Corporation is doing something to reduce e-waste in our city.
Trivandrum Corporation is going to conduct a two-day campaign to collect e-waste free of cost. The e-waste collection programme is part of the ‘Ente nagaram sundara nagaram’ project undertaken by the corporation.
The e-Waste collection drive will be held on Feb 10 & 11 from 7am to 1pm.
The drive will be held on Feb 10 & 11 from 7am to 1pm. All you need to do is take the waste to the special counters, manned by the health inspectors which have been opened in the city.
E-waste include discarded computer monitors, motherboards, cathode ray tubes, mobile phones, chargers, CDs, headphones and all other electronic devices. Apart from electronic waste, you can dispose of glass bottles, broken tubes and glasses.
Special counters are being opened at Pipinmoodu Junction in Kowdiyar, near YMCA at Chacka, Vanchiyoor junction and JP nagar in Perunthanni on February 10. The collection counters at Attukal ground in Manacaud, opposite Pariksha Bhavan in Poojapura, PT Chacko Nagar near Medical College, near ward committe office at Kazhakuttam will be opened on February 11.
Mayor urged the public to utilize the e-Waste collection drive to the fullest.
Mayor VK Prashant said that the civic body has initiating measures to clean up electronic waste and glasses dumped at public places and drainages using the help of corporation workers. He also urged the public to utilize the two-day drive.
When the e-waste is burnt over 1,000 toxic substances are released which contaminate soil and ground water. With no proper disposing and recycling system in place, the hazardous e-waste is posing a risk to the health of citizens as well as environment.