Drop-off encourages residents to recycle e-waste

A spokesperson for Canterbury-Bankstown Council in Sydney says that old electrical items that are cluttering up residents’ homes contain precious resources that could means they can help recycle e-waste into new products.

Residents are encouraged to recycle right and give their electricals a new life at Council’s free e-waste drop off event. Unwanted electrical waste can be disposed of in a safe and environmentally friendly manner at Bankstown Paceway, Condell Park, on Saturday 15 June from 9am-3.30pm. 

In 2023, more than 31 tonnes of electrical waste were collected at Council’s drop-off events. More than 97 per cent of those items were recycled into new products including construction materials, automotive parts and jewellery. 

Canterbury-Bankstown Mayor Bilal El-Hayek said the recycling e-waste events are a great way to reduce the number of products going into landfill each year. 

“I encourage all locals to drop off your old gadgets and devices that are collecting dust,” El-Hayek said. “It’s a win, win for everyone, as many of these items can be transformed into useful products that can be used time and time again.” 

Some of the items accepted include: 

  • TVs, DVD players, speakers and sound equipment.
  • Laptops, computers, keyboards, mice and printers.
  • Phones (mobile and landline).
  • Small household appliances (fans, alarm clocks, vacuum cleaners).
  • Kitchen appliances (microwaves, kettles).
  • Hand tools.
  • Cables, adapters and chargers. 

The items above are not accepted in yellow recycle bins and can be hazardous if disposed incorrectly. 

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