COIMBATORE: Rajeshwari R, a resident of R S Puram, has been in desperate need to clear her home of her old computer monitor, tape recorders and printing machines. "Every month, several electronic items get accumulated in the store room at my residence,
but I do not know whom to approach or where exactly to dispose them" she said.
The problem is not just hers, as per data from various scrap dealers in the city, nearly 50 tonnes of e-waste is generated monthly. The Coimbatore Corporation has plans to set up an E-waste warehouse soon in Coimbatore to ensure
proper management of these devices, which contain about 40 to 50 types of chemicals, that can cause mercury or lead poisoning.