Large Household appliances, such as:
Small household appliances, such as-
Vacuum cleaners, Carpet sweepers, Other appliances for cleaning, Appliances used for sewing, knitting, weaving and other processing for textiles, Irons and other appliances for ironing, mangling and other care of clothing, Toasters, Fryers, Grinders, coffee machines and equipment for opening or sealing containers or packages, Electric knives, Appliances for hair-cutting, hair drying, tooth brushing, shaving, massage and other body care appliances, Clocks, watches and equipment for the purpose of measuring, indicating or registering time, Scales.
Lighting equipment, such as-
Luminaires for fluorescent lamps with the exception of luminaires in households, Straight fluorescent lamps, Compact fluorescent lamps, High intensity discharge lamps, including pressure sodium lamps and metal halide lamps, Low pressure sodium lamps, Other lighting or equipment for the purpose of spreading or controlling light with the exception of filament bulbs.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) or Electronic waste, e-waste, e-scrap describes discarded electrical or electronic devices.
Dumpsites are filling up. These products tend to have shorter useful life spans than other kinds of equipment, so they are discarded sooner. They also may contain substances which could pollute water supplies (phosphorous in CRTs, lead solder in circuit boards, certain plastics with flame retardants, and other kinds of chemicals). Besides pollutants, many of these products contain useful materials that conserve energy by recycling instead of obtaining them from their raw sources. For example, a ton of electronic circuit boards contain about 1 oz of pure gold! Many plastics can be remolded into new products, or used as fuel.
Some of the materials we get from ewaste include metal, copper, aluminium, plastic, gold, palladium, silver, lead, nickel and tin.
Locally recyclable materials, ie metals, aluminium, copper and hard and soft plastics go to local smelters who make by - products locally.
The WEEE Centre has good treatment capacity for many types of WEEE. We have the largest and the only facility in East and Central Africa that handle all types of ewaste. We have growing capacity for the treatment of TVs and monitors with cathode ray tubes (CRTs). Ewaste has four problematic fractions which we comfortable handle, the CRT monitors, cables, circuit boards and the hard plastics.
Yes we are licensed by the relevant Government Departments, ie. NEMA, CCN and Department of Occupational Health and Safety in the Ministry of Labour.
For any fraction that cannot be locally handled, we have partnerships with international recyclers in Europe who have the capability and capacity to handle the difficult elements and are in compliance with the International and the countries regulations and laws governing ewaste disposal.
Any generator of ewaste can bring in their ewaste to us.
Currently we are not providing any incentives however we are developing an incentive strategy.
We work with partners and would welcome anyone who would like to join and partner with us.
Our offices are situated in Mihang'o, Embakasi, off the Eastern Bypass near the AP/GSU Training College, Nairobi, Kenya
Yes, one can visit our facility, however you need to give prior informed consent.
At WEEE Centre, mentorship is one of the key ingredients we have put in place to built and impart skills to many who are seeking opportunities in this field.
d. If disposal is the only option, you must ensure that you comply with existing waste management regulation and ewaste guidelines. E-Waste should only be transferred to a registered waste carrier, recycler or other authorised person. Some types of WEEE are now classified as hazardous waste and should normally be kept separate from non-hazardous waste.