When the existing e-waste containers are switched, we will ensure that two separate collection boxes are delivered in the container. These collection boxes will be placed in the front of the container so that the public can easily put the flatscreens and monitors into the special boxes. In the coming period, ILT will carry out inspections throughout the Netherlands to check that recycling centres are complying with this new measure. Weee Nederland is giving its full support, so that the correct instructions are given at the recycling centre. The public’s attention will be directed to the new instructions via special signboards. Of course, this is a new thing for recycling centre employees to get used to, so they will have to be extra alert. The initial results are positive, and in this way we are working, step by step, towards a better environment!
Separate collection of flatscreens and monitors from now on
At all the recycling centres served by Weee Nederland and its partners, flatscreens and monitors will have to be collected separately from other e-waste. This is a new and logical measure from ILT. It is intended to prevent the equipment being damaged during transport, which could release harmful substances. Together with the local authorities and ILT, we have been working hard over recent months to find a practical solution.