Where can I dispose of my UPS?

I have an old UPS (uninterruptible power supply) unit which no longer works because the lead-acid battery has died. Is there any place or shop on the island that takes dead UPS units, or do I just throw it away with my usual garbage?

  • Asked on Tuesday, May 6, 2008 | 06:57 PM
    Takashi Hirakawa, Chalong.

You can bring your old UPS unit to us. We will buy it from you as it has parts that can be recycled. We pay from eight to 10 baht per kilogram, depending on the condition the unit is in.

We will dispose of the parts that cannot be reused and we will sell the parts that can be recycled.

The main Wongpanit Recycling Center in Phuket is at 75/3 Moo 1, Kathu, Phuket. Tel: 076-203271. The shop is near Anuphas Dents Done on Pra Phuket Kaew Rd. Open daily 8 am to 5:30 pm, closed Sundays.

The Wongpanit Recycling Center in Thalang is on Thepkrasattri Rd in Baan Pon, Thalang. Tel: 076-311224. Open daily 8 am to 5 pm, closed on Sundays.

  • Answered on Tuesday, May 6, 2008 | 06:57 PM
    Sumal Tilokkarn, a store clerk at Wongpanit Recycling Center, the Phuket branch of the Wongpanit Group.
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