Updated: August 2, 2008
I did an inspection of the office stock room the other day. Looking around, I noticed that electronic junk and waste paper from the past four months have already accumulated significantly. Boxes of paper, old magazines, computer casings, empty ink cartridges, defective scanners and printers were neatly stacked in one corner.
Immediately, I checked my schedule and was glad to see that I didn’t have any important appointments for the weekend. So I decided to pack everything and prepared to bring them to the upcoming recycling market in SM. 🙂
Here are some pictures I took that day:
I arrived around lunchtime at the west parking lot of SM Southmall. Immediately, the staff approached with shopping carts and helped me unload the items from my car.
First stop was the registration booth where I filled out a form and told the staff what items I brought.
The lady at the registration then gave me stubs that tell which booths I’m supposed to bring my items.
I took this picture while waiting in line at the paper and plastics recycling booth. The two boxes at the corner are mine. 🙂
My second stop was the e-waste booth where you could bring all of your electronic junk. As you can see, they accept almost everything. Can you see the turbo broiler?
Here I am posing with the guy assigned at the electronic junk booth. Thumbs up for the excellent price he gave me for my items.
HP cartridges that haven’t been refilled and still in good condition would sell around P50 to P200 depending on the model. They also accept other printer brands.
This is a picture of me and the nice mommy assigned at the ink cartridges booth, my last stop at the recycling market.
After getting my payment, I decided to head inside and have some lunch. You can see me holding my loot for the day. I earned a total of P1,064.50, not bad don’t you think?
Here’s a breakdown of the items I brought:
- 24 kilos of assorted metal scrap
- 8 kilos of CPU casings
- 2 defective motherboards
- 19 kilos of waste paper
- 1.5 kilos of carton boxes
- 1.5 kilos of plastics
- 12 pieces empty ink cartridges
SM Trash To Cash is an affair that happens from 8am to 2pm, every first Friday and Saturday of the month at the open parking in every SM Supermall. It’s sponsored by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and is brought to us in partnership with the SM Group of Companies and the Philippine Business for the Environment.
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