E-waste drop-off days - Recycle your unwanted TVs, computers & more
produced by City of Sydney
Do you have broken TVs, monitors, computers and mobile phones that you no longer want or need? If you are a City of Sydney resident, you can recycle them for free by dropping them off at our quarterly e-waste recycling days. No booking is required.
2013 Collection dates:
Sunday 3 March 2013
Sunday 2 June 2013
Sunday 8 September 2013
Sunday 1 December 2013
What’s the problem with e-waste?
E-waste is electronic waste and can contain hazardous materials such as lead and mercury which can leach into waterways and cause irreparable environmental and human harm when sent to landfill. In Australia, E-waste is growing at three times the rate of ordinary household waste. Australians generate 140,000 tonnes of e-waste each year.
The E-waste we receive is sent to Victoria where over 95% of components are recycled. By using a process of shredding and separation technologies, E-waste is separated into major segments including glass, metals and plastic for re-use.
What items can be dropped off?
- All computer parts
- CDs and DVDs and tapes
- Cordless tools (eg drills)
- DVD players
- Electronic components
- Electronic games
- Fax machines
- Floppy disks and CD drives
- Household batteries
- Landline phones
- Lead acid batteries
- Mobile phones
- Network equipment
- Switching gear
- Vacuum cleaners
- Video recorders
Items not accepted
- Car batteries
- Fluorescent tubes and energy savings light globes
- Hazardous waste, like chemicals, paints and pesticides
- Smoke alarms
Bring along: ID and proof of address
If you are bringing small or easy-to-carry items, we encourage you to walk, cycle or take public transport to reduce congestion and carbon emissions.
Recycling e-waste is important
Recycling saves energy and precious natural resources like water, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat global warming. Around 95 per cent of all E-waste collected on the day will be reycled.
To help Australia keep E-waste out of landfill, the City supports a national scheme for managing electronic waste – where producers are responsible for recycling products at the end of their useful life. Get on board and join the
Total Environment Centre’s campaign
If your electronic items still function safely, you should consider donating them to charity or finding them a new home through organisations such as Oz Recycle before opting for recycling.
To find out more about recycling e-waste at other locations, go to www.recyclingnearyou.com.au
- On Sunday 03 March from 09.00 to 15.00
- On Sunday 02 June from 09.00 to 15.00
- On Sunday 08 September from 09.00 to 15.00
- On Sunday 01 December from 09.00 to 15.00
Bay Street Depot, Corner of Bay Macarthur Streets (entry through Macarthur Street only) Ultimo 2007 Venue details
City of Sydney
02 9265 9333
How to get to this event:
Call 131 500 or visit www.131500.com.au
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Bay Street Depot, Corner of Bay Macarthur Streets (entry through Macarthur Street only) Ultimo 2007