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Trial Recovery Programme for Computers and Electrical Appliances

Recovery Programme for Waste Computers and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

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Each year, more than 1.5 million sets of computers and electrical and electronic equipment are discarded from households in Hong Kong. Some of them are still in operating condition and should be put for second-hand use. All contain useable components and materials including metal and plastic that can be recovered for reuse and recycling. To reduce the amount of waste computers and WEEE disposed of at landfills, the Environmental Protection Department has launched a pilot recovery programme since January 2003. The programme was well received by the public, and the latest quantities recovered and processed under the programme is up to about 40,000 units of waste computer and WEEE per year.

This year, Caritas (Hong Kong) and St. James Settlement have been engaged to organize this territory-wide trial recovery programme with Caritas responsible for computers and St. James Settlement for WEEE. For WEEE, the focus of this year’s collection is on 10 designated items including television sets, refrigerators, washing machines, video or audio equipments, microwave ovens, fans, water heater, rice cooker, air-conditioners and heaters. Recycling workshops have been set up to receive, inspect, repair or dismantle the collected computers and WEEE. Caritas and St. James Settlement have also opened their offices and service centers as collection points. The public is welcome to bring their computers and WEEE to the recycling workshops and collection points (please see the locations listed below). Collection service for specific locations and housing estates may be arranged with prior arrangement.

The repaired computers and appliances will be donated to the needies. If there is no suitable receiver, the repaired goods will be put on charitable sales and the proceeds will be put back to this programme. The appliances that are beyond repair will be dismantled with the useable components and materials recovered for reuse and recycling. image
Under this programme, we hope to channel the waste computers and WEEE for reuse and recycling instead of disposal. It would help conserve valuable resources and extend the life of our landfills. Please join us to reduce waste and protect our environment.

Any housing estates or organizations who are interested in this programme may contact Caritas at tel: 2716 6875 (website: www.ccw.org.hk) or St. James Settlement at tel: 2344 5788 for organizing collection days or contact the EPD at tel: 2838 3111.

Recycling Workshops:
a. Computers:
  301, Block A, Wah Sang Industrial Building,14-18 Wong Chuk Yeung Street, Fo Tan, New Territories. /
Kowloon Bay Refuse Transfer Station, No.11, Cheung Yip Street, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon
(10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Monday to Friday; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday)
b. WEEE:
  Flat B, 7/F, Hung Mou Industrial Building, 62 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong. /
Kowloon Bay Refuse Transfer Station, No.11, Cheung Yip Street, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon
(9:30 am - 7:30 pm on Monday to Saturday)
   
Collection points:
a. Computers:
 
  1. Caritas Jockey Club Integrated Service for Young People - Wong Tai Sin G/F, Yiu Tung House, Tung Tau Estate, Kowloon.
    (10:00 am to 10:00 pm on Monday to Friday; 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Sunday)
  2. Caritas District Youth Outreaching Social Work Team - Tuen Mun G/F, Tip Ying House, Butterfly Estate, Tuen Mun, New Territories. 
    (10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Monday to Friday; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday)
  3. Caritas Integrated Service for Young People - Stanley (Ma Hang) Carmel Road Extension, Stanley Plaza, Level 5, Hong Kong.
    (2:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Tuesday to Friday; 10:00 am to 10:00 pm on Saturday; 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sunday)
  4. Caritas Community Centre - Aberdeen 22 Tin Wan Street, Aberdeen, Hong Kong. (2:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Monday; 10:00 am to 10:00 pm on Tuesday to Saturday; 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday)
  5. Caritas Community Centre - Caine Road 2/F, Caritas House, 2 - 8 Caine Road Hong Kong.
    (9:00 am to 10:00 pm on Monday to Friday; 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday; 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday)
  6. Caritas Community Centre - Kowloon 256A Prince Edward Road, Kowloon.
    (9:00 am to 10:00 pm on Monday to Saturday; 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sunday)
  7. Caritas Community Centre - Ngau Tau Kok 1 On Tak Road, Ngau Tau Kok, Kowloon .
    (10:00 am to 10:00 pm on Monday to Saturday; 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Sunday)
  8. Caritas Mok Cheung Sui Kun Community Centre 27 Pokfield Road, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong.
    (10:00 am to 10:00 pm on Monday to Saturday; 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sunday)
  9. Caritas Community Centre - Tsuen Wan 9 Shing Mun Road, Tsuen Wan, New Territories.
    (10:00 am to 10:00 pm on Monday to Saturday; 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Sunday)
b. WEEE:
  1. St. James' Settlement (Headquarter) 1/F, No. 85 Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
(9:00 am - 9:30 pm on Monday to Saturday; 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm on Sunday)
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2. Central & Western Multi-service Centre for the Elderly, St. James' Settlement 11/F, Sheung Wan Complex, No. 345 Queen's Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong.
(9:00 am - 5:00 pm on Monday to Friday; 9:00 am - 12:00 noon on Saturday)
3. Sai On Centre, St. James' Settlement G/F, Fook Cheung Court, No. 10, Sai On Lane, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong.
(9:00 am - 5:00 pm on Monday to Friday; 9:00 am - 12:00 noon on Saturday)
4. Causeway Bay Integrated Service Centre, St. James Settlement LG-Fl, Block 8, Tsuen Wing Lau, Lai Tak Tsuen, Tai Hang, Hong Kong.
(2:00 pm - 10:00 pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 10:00 am - 6:00 pm on Tuesday,Thursday, Saturday)
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5. Causeway Bay Home Help Service Centre, St. James Settlement G/F, No. 78, Tung Lo Wan Road, Tai Hang, Hong Kong.
(9:00 am - 5:00 pm on Monday to Friday; 9:00 am - 12:00 noon on Saturday)
   
 
 
   

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