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  • The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) will begin the first collection of electronic waste (E-Waste) on Sunday, April 26, as part of a six-month pilot project.
  • Communities in Angels 1 and 2, Angels Grove and Hellshire, in St. Catherine, will have their E-Waste collected on Sunday by a special NSWMA team, beginning at 7:00 a.m.
  • The E-Waste pilot project targets six communities - Duhaney Park, Patrick City and Harbour View in Kingston and St. Andrew; and Hellshire, Angels 1, 2 and Angels Grove in St. Catherine.

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) will begin the first collection of electronic waste (E-Waste) on Sunday, April 26, as part of a six-month pilot project.

Communities in Angels 1 and 2, Angels Grove and Hellshire, in St. Catherine, will have their E-Waste collected on Sunday by a special NSWMA team, beginning at 7:00 a.m.

Electronic Waste to be collected include CPUs, mobile phones, printers, monitors, laptops, keyboards, mouse, chargers and cables. However, residents are asked to ensure that the E-waste is separated from other household wastes.

The E-Waste pilot project targets six communities – Duhaney Park, Patrick City and Harbour View in Kingston and St. Andrew; and Hellshire, Angels 1, 2 and Angels Grove in St. Catherine.

The NSWMA says sensitization efforts continue in the other communities as the team gets residents ready for the collection, which is due on the last Sunday of every month.

Persons living outside of the six targeted communities are encouraged to pack their E-waste and drop them off at collection stations located at the NSWMA head office, 61A Half-Way Tree Road in Kingston; Dermason Plaza, Independence City in Portmore and King Street in Spanish Town (next to the Fire station).

The six-month pilot project will enable the NSWMA to generate an E-waste inventory database, develop appropriate ‘take-back’ regulation for importers of large quantities of electronic items as well as implement a procedure to erase residential information from electronic devices.