Electric Appliances Recycling

The Municipality of Skopelos, in order to manage the collection of the old electric appliances has started collaborating with “Appliances Recycling S.A.”, which is a collective take-back and recycling scheme for all WEEE (Waste Electric and Electrical Equipment) categories, both from private households and from users other than private households, including historical waste. Affiliation with Appliances Recycling S.A. is certified by ISO 9001:2000.

In the middle of October 2011 we have collected 9,76 tons of electric appliances and we can do better !

Main Categories of E.E.E. and indicative list of products that fall under these categories (according to the legislation concerning the management of Waste E.E.E. - Annex ΙΒ of P.D. 117/2004)

1. Large household appliances: Large cooling appliances, Refrigerators, Freezers, Other large appliances used for refrigeration, conservation and storage of food, Washing machines, Clothes dryers, Dish washing machines, Cooking appliances, Electric stoves, Electric hot plates, Microwaves, Other large appliances used for cooking and other processing of food, Electric heating appliances, Electric radiators, Other large appliances used for heating rooms, beds, seating furniture, Electric fans, Air conditioner appliances, Other fanning, exhaust ventilation and conditioning equipment

2. Small household appliances: Vacuum cleaners, Carpet sweepers, Other appliances for cleaning, Appliances used for sewing, knitting, weaving and other processing for textiles, Irons and other appliances for ironing, mangling and other care of clothing, Toasters, Fryers, Grinders, coffee machines and equipment for opening or sealing containers or packages, Electric Knives, Appliances for hair-cutting, hair drying, tooth brushing, shaving, massage and other body care appliances, Clocks, watches and equipment for the purpose of measuring, indicating or registering time, Scales

3. IT and telecommunications equipment: Centralised data processing: Mainframes, Minicomputers, Printer units. Personal computing: Personal computer (CPU, mouse, screen and keyboard included), Laptop computer (CPU, mouse, screen and keyboard included), Notebook computer, Notepad computers, Printers, Copying equipment, Electrical and electronic typewriters, Pocket and desk calculators, And other products and equipment for the collection, storage, processing, presentation or communication of information by electronic means. User terminals and Schemes, Facsimile, Telex, Telephones, Pay telephones, Cordless telephones, Answering Schemes, And other products or equipment of transmitting sound. Images or other information by telecommunications

4. Consumer equipment: Radio sets, Television sets, Video cameras, Video recorder, Hi - Fi recorders, Audio amplifiers, Musical instruments, And other products or equipment for the purpose of recording sound or images, including signals or other technologies for the distribution of sound and image than by telecommunications

5. Lighting equipment: Luminaires for fluorescent lamps with the exception of luminaires in households, Straight fluorescent lamps, Compact fluorescent lamps, High intensity discharge lamps, including pressure sodium lamps and metal halide lamps, Low pressure sodium lamps, Other lighting or equipment for the purpose of spreading or controlling light with the exception or filament bulbs

6. Electrical and electronic tools (with the exception of large-scale stationary industrial tools): Drills, Saws, Sewing machines, Equipment for turning, milling, sanding, grinding, sawing, cutting, shearing, drilling, making holes, punching, folding, bending or similar processing of wood, metal and other materials, Tools for riveting, nailing or screwing or removing rivets, nails, screws or similar uses, Tools for welding, soldering or similar use, Equipment for spraying, spreading, dispersing or other treatment of liquid or gaseous substances by other means, Tools for mowing or other gardening activities

7. Toys, leisure and sports equipment: Electric trains or car racing sets, Hand-held video game consoles, Video games, Computers for biking, diving, running, rowing, etc, Sports equipment with electric or , electronic components, Coin slot machines

8. Medical devices (with the exception of all implanted and infected products): Radiotherapy equipment, Cardiology, Dialysis, Pulmonary ventilators, Nuclear medicine, Laboratory equipment for in-vitro diagnosis, Analysers, Freezers, Fertilization tests, Other appliances for detecting, preventing, monitoring, treating. Alleviating illness, injury or disability