Each year, Hong Kong households and corporates throw away more than 70,000 tonnes of waste computers and waste electrical and electronic equipment. Some of these items are still in good working condition and could be put to second-hand use. All of them contain components and materials that could be recovered for reuse and recycling, such as metals and plastics.
The Environmental Protection Department is developing the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Treatment and Recycling Facility at the EcoPark in Tuen Mun to be commissioned by mid-2017. It will have the capability to handle 30 000 tonnes of e-waste annually, turning it into resources after a series of detoxification, dismantling and recycling processes. EPD has awarded to ALBA Integrated Waste Solutions Hong Kong Limited (ALBA) the contract to build the plant and collect e-waste around Hong Kong.
HKUST is organizing the Electronic Waste Recycling Day this year with EPD E-waste collector. Join us and Recycle your E-waste!
5 April (Wed)
Any reusable or damaged appliances are acceptable for recycling or donation to charity for people in need.
Door-to-door collection @UST staff quarters on request
Acceptable items: Air-conditioner, Refrigerator, Washing machine, TV set (CRT/LCD/LED monitor)and Computer products (Desktop, Notebook, Tablets, CRT/LCD Monitor, Laser Printer/Inkjet Printer/Multiple Function Printer small size, Scanner, PC Accessories such as mouse/keyboard/charger/cable/speaker etc.)
Pick-up can be arranged in UST staff quarter. No specific time can be requested for arrangement. Interested staff can complete a request form by sending email to email@example.com for submission before 22 March.
Drop off small appliances @Atrium counter outside library
Acceptable items: DVD player, CD hi-fi, Cassette recorder, Oil radiator, Fan heater, Air cooler, Fan, Dehumidifier, Air purifier, Desk lamp, Hair dryer, Iron, Vacuum cleaner, DECT phone, Fax machine, Mobile phone, Water kettle, Rice cooker, Microwave, Induction cooker, Electric multi cooker, Toaster, Oven, Blender, Juicer, computer products (see above).
Enquiry and door-to-door collection request form: firstname.lastname@example.org
More details: weee.com.hk , green.ust.hk
Notes for Donors
Donor is responsible for the deletion of all confidential and proprietary data, including but not limited to personal data, that are contained on or within the computer and communication products hardware before they were donated to the E-waste Collection Service . Donor acknowledges that E-waste Collection Service will not be, in any way, responsible for confidential and proprietary data that are not deleted from any of the hardware. The used equipment would not be returned to the donor after collection.
For items of HKUST department, first of all check if the items are under "inventory list". If yes, ask your admin colleague and please complete the disposal form from finance office first before donation.Back