Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Centre offers the service of awareness cretion (training) ad safe disposal of electrical and electronic waste (e-Waste) in accordance with the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) waste regulations and WEEE regulations that is protective of both the environment and public health. We are committed to the safe and conservative disposal of electrical and electronic waste.
The WEEE Centre began as a department within the charitable, non-governmental organization, Computers For Schools Kenya (CFSK) which started in 2002. CFSK’s mission is to empower young Kenyans for life in a knowledge based society by facilitating the development of ICT infrastructure and capacity. This is done through distribution of high-end reconditioned computers to learning institutions as well as to communities for information and resource access centres.
As the ICT equipment distributed began reaching end-of-life and streams of e-Waste began to form, the need for proper e-waste disposal was high and in the year 2006, CFSK formed a department known as e-Waste Management. The e-Waste department had the capability of serving all sectors, thus Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Centre (WEEE Centre), the only organization to carry out this line of work in Kenya, was registered as a separate entity from CFSK in the year 2012.
Corporate organizations, Small Medium Enterprises, NGOs, the government as well as households hold not only ICT waste, but also other electrical and electronic waste. More often than not, this waste is mixed with other streams of waste that end up in dumpsites – a very dangerous occurrence as the e-Waste contains a mixture of toxic elements that are harmful to life and to the environment.