Recycle your old TV and electronic waste

Purchased a new TV and not sure what to do with your old one?

The City of Sydney is offering a free electronic recycling service for City of Sydney residents on Sunday 14 June 2009 between 9am and 3pm at the Bay Street Depot, Ultimo (corner Bay and Macarthur Street).

Residents can bring in unwanted e-waste including old televisions, monitors, printers, fax machines, phones, projectors, game machines, cameras and video recorders to be recycled and reused.

The City of Sydney is one of the few Councils to offer an e-waste recycling service where goods are recycled in Australia, helping divert potentially hazardous materials away from landfill. Electronic goods often contain materials such as lead and mercury.

Electronic products which are still in working order but no longer wanted should be given to friends or family, charity organisations or re-use centres such as Reverse Garbage in Marrickville.

From the electronic waste collected on the day approximately 95 per cent of the raw material will be recovered and reused in manufacturing.

The City’s quarterly e-waste collection service has been attended by more than 670 people who dropped off more than 23 tonnes of electronic goods to be recycled.

Future e-waste collection dates for the diary:

  • Sunday 6 September 2009 (location to be confirmed)
  • Sunday 6 December 2009 (location to be confirmed)

The City of Sydney’s e-waste recycling service is only available to residents within the LGA. Make sure you bring ID and proof of residence when dropping off your e-waste.

For more information please phone (02) 9265 9333 or visit www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

 

Media Contacts:  Keeley Irvin (02) 9265 9106, Maya Catsanis (02) 9265 9553. 

For more City of Sydney media releases go to www.sydneymedia.com.au

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