Collection guidelines for regulated e-waste recycling

Recycling guidelines for regulated E-waste (Part 1)

ALBA Integrated Waste Solutions (HK) Limited (ALBA IWS) is the regulated e-waste recycler approved by the Environmental Protection Department of HKSAR government. It provides free doorstep collection services for air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, televisions, computers, monitors, printers, and scanners, which are 8 types of regulated electrical appliances in Hong Kong. Under the current regulations, there are certain restrictions on the types and specifications (such as size and capacity) of recyclable electrical appliances. For those who want to know if their old appliances can be collected by ALBA IWS, please note the following guidelines:

1. Recyclable washing machines
– Washing capacity of 10 kg or less
– Washing machines with drying function are also acceptable (but dryers are not included in the recycling scope)
– Front-loading (European-style) / top-loading (Japanese-style)

2. Recyclable refrigerators
– Household models with a total capacity of 500 liters or less
– Commercial models are not included (such as display / top-opening models)

3. Recyclable air conditioners
– Cooling capacity of 7.5 kilowatts (3 horsepower) or less
– Window-type / split-type

4. Recyclable televisions
– Screen size (diagonal length) of 100 inches or less
– CRT / LED models

If you have any electrical appliances for recycling that do not meet the above specifications, please call the Environmental Protection Department hotline at 2838 3111 for further inquiries.