Therefore and in order to continue sensitizing tolimenses, the Interior, Andi and Cortolima will advance a great day of post-consumer waste collection, in six municipalities of the department.
 
Why not throw away these wastes
 
Electrical and electronic appliances are composed of hundreds of different materials, some valuable and other potentially dangerous. Gold, silver, palladium and copper are some of the valuable materials that can be recovered from the waste electrical and electronic equipment; lead, cadmium, mercury and arsenic are some of the hazardous components may be present in certain electrical and electronic equipment, which depends on the type of technology, country of origin and manufacturer.
 
In the case of batteries, it is estimated that mercury contaminates 600,000 liters of water, an alkaline contaminate 167,000 liters of water, while a silver oxide, 14,000 liters. To pollute the 6.5 million liters of water just 11 button batteries, mercury oxide, alkaline or 40 would be needed.
 
Tires, insecticides, drugs bulbs and, like batteries, have chemical components and / or metals, not given proper handling, and exposure to sun and weather, can end up in soils, water sources and air, generating the degradation of ecosystems and human health problems.
 
Waste to be carried
 
 - Household Insecticides
 
- Tires of cars, trucks or buses (22.5 rin 14)
 
- Computers and peripherals (CPU, monitors, drives, microphones, headphones and mouse)
 
- Bulbs and fixtures
 
- Batteries
 
- Drug expired, deteriorated or partially consumed.
 
Municipalities will carry the day
 
 - Ibague, 23 and July 24 at the headquarters of Cortolima.
 
- Cajamarca and Lebanon, July 23.
 
- Lleida, July 23.
 
- Espinal, July 24, at the headquarters of Fire.
 
- Melgar, July 24, in the central park.
 
The event will be from 8am to 1pm.