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Disused home appliances door-to-door pick-up service

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3.1 Disused Home Appliances Door-to-door Pick-up Service 3.2 Progresses
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The Disused Home Appliances Door-to-door Pick-up Service (the pick-up service) is a large home appliances (TVs, refrigerators, washing machines) pick-up and removal service provided by local governments for free of charge. One can make a free pick-up request either online or by phone, and dedicated pick-up and removal team from the local government in charge will visit the requested household to pick-up and remove the disused appliance free of charge. Seoul Metropolitan Government initially started the pick-up service in June 2012 as a pilot. Then it expanded in scope to include 5 other metropolitan cities and provinces in May 2013. Some 162,000 appliances in total have been removed and recycled by the end of 2013, which is equivalent to savings in pick-up and removal fees worth 2.1 billion KRW. The Korea Association of Electronics Environment (KAEE) conducted a telephone poll among the pick-up service users during the period between January and December last year (2013), which indicated a highly positive response with 99.6% (8,566 out of 8,601) of all users expressing their satisfaction with the service. Accordingly, the number of pick-up requests soared by 50 to 60% in 2013 when compared with the 2012 figures. The success of the pick-up service will also contribute to achieving the nationwide recycling target. In addition to the 6 cities and pr


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Title Disused home appliances door-to-door pick-up service
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Han, Sang Un

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[Seoul] : Korea Environment Institute

Date 2014-11
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin:12/1
Pages 9
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
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Subject Territorial Development < Environment
Holding Korea Environment Institute
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