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Delhi makes green effort to tackle e-waste

Can’t decide what to do with your old computer or Walkman? Help finally seems to be at hand. Rather than dump your electronic waste (e-waste) in the garbage bin or sell it off to the scrap dealer, you will soon be able to dispose of it in an environment-friendly manner.

delhi Updated: Aug 29, 2009 00:21 IST
Neelam Pandey

Can’t decide what to do with your old computer or Walkman? Help finally seems to be at hand.

Rather than dump your electronic waste (e-waste) in the garbage bin or sell it off to the scrap dealer, you will soon be able to dispose of it in an environment-friendly manner.

Delhi is the second-largest producer of e-waste in India after Maharashtra. This waste is recycled in a crude manner at places such as Seelampur in north-east Delhi.

The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is now planning to tie up with a private firm to collect all kinds of e-waste and recycle it at a plant in Roorkee, Uttarakhand.

The environment and forests ministry and the Central Pollution Control Board have given their approval to the firm, Attero Recycling Private Limited, to recycle e-waste.

The NDMC will soon start identifying places for setting up collection centres where people will be able to leave electronic items for recycling.