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The guide that tells you how to recycle – bulky waste

27 February 2017

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In the previous chapter of our green guide we discussed about the disposal of special waste like run-down batteries, expired drugs, toner of printers and and copiers, used clothing and today we are going to speak about bulky waste and waste from electrical and electronic equipment that can not be introduced in road bins but they must be deposited at the ecologic areas.

The acronym for waste from electrical and electronic equipment is RAEE and it has increased in recent times because of the constant market innovation and its extraordinary diffusion. Since this kind of waste is made of materials that are not eco-friendly it can not be disposed of like common waste.

This type of waste often contains toxic substances that can be dangerous for the environment and for the health of people but if it is treated in the right way it can be recoverable. In this category of waste are included tv, computers and accessories like scanners and printers, copiers, home appliances like refrigerators, washing machines and dishwashers, radiators, etc…

The same rules are for waste with smaller dimensions like fans, vacuum cleaner, irons, toasters, blenders, other equipment to prepare food and beverage, hairdryers, electric toothbrushes, electric shavers, alarm clocks, calculators, mobile phones, video camera, radio, electronic musical instruments, electric toys, equipment for sport, etc…

Bulky waste includes furniture, wire nets, mattresses and other objects that for their dimensions can not be introduced in the bins on the streets. RAEE and bulky waste collected in the ecologic areas can be recovered and recycled. For that reason the right disposal represents a presupposition more to guarantee a sustainable development.