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Bombeiros receive cheque for €14,500 from Algarve householders' waste

electronicwasteOver the past two years or more, 194 tons of waste electrical and electronic equipment has been collected from the Algarve's residents. This has resulted in a cheque for €14,500  - made out to the Algarve’s firefighters.

Since May 2015, the Algarve’s Bombeiros stations have been part of the collection network for the Portuguese Association for Waste Management (Amb3E) as part of an Algar-managed campaign.

The ‘Eletrão Mission’ campaign has managed to combine environmental awareness with the practical aspectsd of collecting unwanted and broken electrical goods, light bulbs and batteries etc from the public.

The Algarve waste company, Algar, has been running the logistics and placed 48 containers at the region’s fire stations, making sure these were collected and taken to recycling facilities.

The programme is ongoing with each fire station equipped with a container for the larger appliances, boxes for the batteries and a place to deposit lamps, mobile phones, old music systems etc.

This service is completely free and allows the public to dispose of their waste items safely and to contribute to the fire brigades.


+2 #1 Chip 2017-09-12 12:16
This is good news, but isn't it about time that the Bombeiros were fully funded from taxation?

Likewise an island nation like the UK shouldn't have to rely on charity to run its lifeboat service.