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  • Three locations have been established so far as points of collection for electronic waste (E-Waste).
  • These are the National Solid Waste Authority Management Authority (NSWMA) offices in Kingston (Half-Way Tree Road) and Spanish Town (King Street); and Dermason Plaza, Independent City, in Portmore.
  • Electronic waste or e-waste describes discarded electrical or electronic devices. Used electronics, which are destined for reuse, resale, salvage, recycling or disposal are also considered as e-waste.

Three locations have been established so far as points of collection for electronic waste (E-Waste).

These are the National Solid Waste Authority Management Authority (NSWMA) offices in Kingston (Half-Way Tree Road) and Spanish Town (King Street); and Dermason Plaza, Independent City, in Portmore.

Electronic waste or ewaste describes discarded electrical or electronic devices. Used electronics, which are destined for reuse, resale, salvage, recycling or disposal are also considered as ewaste.

Providing details on the matter, Chief Technical Director in the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Lt. Col Oral Khan, encouraged persons to take their electronic waste to those locations.

Col. Khan was speaking to journalists during a post Sectoral Debate press briefing at the offices of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), on April 30.

He said the initiative is being undertaken in partnership with the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development.

During his contribution to the Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on April 29, Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill,  encouraged members of the public to use the collection facilities.

The project was launched earlier this month.