Uber Kenya is partnering with WEEE Centre to get rid of e-waste on Earth Day


Earth Day is on April 22nd and it is the day people from around the world support environmental protection efforts in a bid to make sure Earth’s resources are sustainable to the current and future generations. One of the biggest problems that has come forth thanks to technology is e-waste and Uber  has been participating to get rid of them thanks to their UberRecycle program.

This is not the first time the taxi hailing company has done this as last year, they had a similar campaign in Lebanon. This year’s Earth Day will be held this Friday and Uber announced their first Uber Recycle campaign in Nairobi and it will be in collaboration with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Centre (WEEE).

On that day, Uber and WEEE will collect old computers, video game consoles and cellphones between 9am and 12 noon. The process is rather simple really where you only need to log in to the Uber app while in Nairobi and request an “UberRECYCLE” within the time mentioned above. If an UberRECYCLE is available, they will come to pick up the e-waste for free.

Uber pointed out important details in this endeavour by the company and the WEEE:

  • Collections after 12pm will not be free.
  • Only people who are recycling small quantities of e-waste should request for an UberRECYCLE.
  • If an organization has a lot of e-waste they want to recycle, they should contact the WEEE centre before 12pm for a free collection. After 12pm, it won’t be free.
  • The cars participating in the UberRECYCLE program may be limited and it would take longer than the regular

As a bonus, Uber is offering a free first ride with the promo code WEEECENTRE which is upto KES 650 that is higher than the revised first ride limit they announced last year.