Recycling service provides alternatives -

Recycling service provides alternatives


LONDON — Onyx has launched an electrical and electronic equipment recycling service to collect, treat and dispose of used electrical products such as computer equipment and fluorescent tubes, which are subject to the forthcoming European Union Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive. It is based around an on-line service at

There are two types of service available. Onyx Box and Go arranges for delivery of a transit box designed to hold up to 14 monitors or 20 base computer units, while Onyx Tubecare supplies suitable containers for storage and transport of various sizes of fluorescent tubes, with other containers for items such as mercury lamps, compact fluorescents and sodium lamps available on request.

When ready for collection, a call to a helpline results in the waste being picked up and taken to a sorting centre for recycling and recovery.

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