Make money off your old e-Waste! Government to procure e-Waste menace by paying money
In order to tackle the increasing menace of e-waste dumping in the state, Kerala Government has launched the E-waste Collection Project in Trivandrum.
All accumulated hazardous electronic waste from public and private institutions and homes will be collected by Clean Kerala Company Ltd (CKCL), a state-run agency under the Local Self Government Department from next month. Discarded computers, laptops, TV, photocopiers, scanners, radios, tape recorders, washing machine, refrigerators, grinders, mixers and iron box are the items which will be collected. The electronic waste from Secretariat and Corporation office formed the first consignment of the waste collected.
“All kinds of electronic waste ranging from computers and laptops to CFL lamps, tube lights and mobile phones are planned to be collected,” CKCL Managing Director Kabeer B Haroon told PTI.
At Municipality there will be once centre to collect e-waste and in Corporation there will be multiple centres. To collect-waste from residential houses, a mobile e-waste collecting unit will arrive once in every three months. The e-waste will be collected a rate based on the weight. Rs 5 will be paid for each kilogram of e-waste collected.
Clean Kerala Company is set up to ensure comprehensive management of all harmful rejections in the state through scientific methods and proven technologies. The collected waste will be recycled it at its facility in Hyderabad.