City of Canterbury’s eWaste collection day, held on Saturday the 14th of November 2015, was a great success!
City of Canterbury residents were able to take advantage of the E-Waste collection day, which helps to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.
The Mayor of Canterbury, Brian Robson said “electronic waste, like computers or televisions, is becoming an increasing problem across Australia – with the amount growing at over three times the rate of general waste.
“It’s estimated that over 2 million new computers are purchased in Australia each year, replacing older models, many of which are thrown away and end up in landfill.
“We can reduce this impact on our environment simply by recycling computers and electronic equipment and disposing of them properly.
“E-Waste can be put to good use and recycled as it contains many valuable resources that are recoverable and reusable so there is no need for them to end up in landfill.
“Plus, they often require less energy to recover and convert these resources than to produce new materials.
“E-Waste does not only include computers – but all electronic equipment: televisions, printers, scanners, modems, DVD players, CD players, VCRs and gaming machines, so you can only imagine how big the problem will become if it is not addressed immediately.
“And, with the discontinuation of the analogue service for televisions only months away, the problem will only get worse.
“I encourage residents to get involved by doing their bit for the environment and helping keep a large amount of E-Waste out of landfill,” the Mayor said.
The next City of Canterbury E-Waste collection day will be held early in 2016. Watch the City of Canterbury social pages or sign up for their eNewsletter to stay up to date.
LIST OF ITEMS ACCEPTABLE FOR RECYCLING:
- Desktop PCs
- Laptop PCs
- Server equipment
- Computer mouse
- Hard drives
- Printed Circuit boards e.g. motherboards, video cards, sound cards
- Network and memory cards
- Floppy disc and CD drives
- Computer power supplies
- Fax machines
- Mobile phones
- Other IT/Communications equipment
- Cameras – digital or video cameras
- Video and DVD players
- Hi-fi equipment, stereos, speakers and other entertainment appliances
- Electronic games and toys e.g. joysticks, computer game consoles
- Vacuum cleaners
- Alarm clock
- Other household electrical appliances e.g. toasters, irons and kettles
- Power tools (Drills etc.)
- Test equipment e.g. voltmeter
- Components e.g. heat sinks, transformers and resistors
LIST OF ITEMS NOT ACCEPTABLE FOR RECYCLING:
- Household Batteries
- Light Globes
- Fluorescent Tubes
- Halogen Lights
- Air Conditioners
- Smoke detectors
For more information on E-Waste phone Council’s Waste Education Officer on 02 9789 9300.