To ensure scientific disposal of e-waste, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has started an online facility for its collection.
E-Waste is a general term given to electronic and electrical items like computers, transformers, freezers, refrigerators, switches, TV, etc which have reached end of life. E-waste contains toxic chemicals and minerals like arsenic, cadmium, acid etc, which requires recycling in a scientific manner.
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has notified the e-waste Management Rules, 2016, following which the SDMC has engaged a private firm on the basis of open tender for disposal of e-waste collected through online facilities.
In a statement on Friday, the SDMC said it has partnered with M/s RBH E-Waste Recycle Hub Pvt Ltd to dispose of old and unserviceable IT equipment from offices, RWAs, markets and those given by residents under its jurisdiction.
“IT Department, South DMC has developed and launched an application (visit https://ewaste.mcdservices.online) for SDMC offices/ Citizens/ Markets/ RWA for submission of online request to M/s RBH E-WASTE Recycle Hub Pvt. Ltd. to dispose of e-waste- old/obsolete/unserviceable IT equipment. The e-waste will be collected on the basis of request received through online system.”
Online requests can be submitted on the website: https://ewaste.mcdservices.online.
According to the agreement, the company will purchase e-waste from citizens and ensure its disposal in a proper manner. Waste will be collected on the basis of requests received through the portal.
The SDMC has requested all the zones, departments, citizens, market associations and RWAs under its jurisdiction to use the application to dispose of e-waste- old, obsolete and unserviceable IT equipment available in their offices as per attached approved rates of e-waste.