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Santana Firefighter Collection Initiative

Santana Firefighters are also organising an electrical rubbish collection campaign.

The Association of Volunteer Firefighters of Santana, on the island of Madeira, is collecting batteries, lamps and other used electrical equipment for recycling, as part of the 8th edition of the ‘Quartel Electrão,’ which runs until the 30th of November. The equipment can be delivered in person, company, or institution.

It should be noted that the firefighters’ association that manages to gather the largest amount of equipment, at a national level, wins a firefighting vehicle worth 68 thousand euros and the second winner receives 5 thousand euros in personal protective equipment.

Prizes will also be awarded by regions and to new members, with the winners of these categories receiving €750 in prepaid fuel cards. The associations that collect the most batteries and the most light bulbs will be entitled to 1,500 euros convertible into personal protective equipment. All associations receive, in addition, 75 euros for each tonne of waste gathered and there is also an extra financial incentive to reward associations that collect more than 30, 45, and 60 tonnes.

For those interested, please visit (which seems more mainland based) as it gives information on the nearest collection points and where to deliver used batteries, lamps, and other electrical equipment, such as washing machines, televisions, computers, refrigerators, or mobile phones. Please note, that this may be Santana itself.

Let’s help our firefighters.

Samantha Gannon

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“The commitment and enthusiasm put into this cause by firefighters have made it possible to significantly increase the amount of batteries and electrical equipment sent for recycling. We believe that in this 8th edition good results will be achieved, similar to what has already been seen in previous years”, underlines the general director of Electrão, Ricardo Furtado.

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