E-waste collection programme kicks off in Ipoh, next stop Gunung Lang park

Ahmad Munir (left) discarding a projector into a bin meant for e-waste collection together with Edsha Solutions Sdn Bhd managing director Edward Ponniah during the launch of the programme.

Ipoh City Council (MBI) has kicked off its e-waste collection programme, says council secretary Ahmad Munir Ishak.

There are collection locations in all 24 zones in the city to enable people to send in their unwanted electrical appliances or electronic devices for recycling.

The programme’s first collection point was Buntong, yesterday.

Ahmad Munir said this was the next phase in MBI’s waste collection management to keep the city clean and protect the environment.

“We are involving the community.

“The collection programme is led by the respective city councillors in all zones.

“The people are always welcome to take part in the programme,” he added after launching the council-level e-waste collection programme near the city council’s headquarters.

Ahmad Munir said people could send their e-waste to the town services unit at Gunung Lang Recreational Park, between 8am and 11am today.

“On Oct 14 and 15, the collection point will be at the enforcement unit building behind the Ipoh High Court, from 8am to 11am.

“It will be like our regular domestic waste collection and not a one-off programme,” he said.

Ahmad Munir said MBI also hoped to raise public awareness of managing and safely disposing off e-waste.

“Some types of e-waste contain materials that can impact brain development, or cause cancer and other diseases.”

He said e-waste was unlike domestic waste, which had different methods of disposal.

“We hope to create a culture among the public.

“A perfect e-waste management system can protect the earth and humans,” he added.

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