E-waste drop off returns to Sydney Park

E-waste drop off returns to Sydney Park

Residents can drop off their old TVs, computers and devices at the City of Sydney’s e-waste drop off at Sydney Park this weekend.

The City’s quarterly e-waste drop offs are growing in popularity, with more residents choosing to dispose of their electronics sustainably.

More than 26 tonnes of e-waste was collected at the last drop off event, including:

  • Computers and devices – 6.8 tonnes
  • Monitors and TVs – 10.2 tonnes
  • Printers – 3 tonnes
  • Laptops – 0.9 tonnes

“We diverted more than 90 tonnes of e-waste from landfill in 2017 and we hope to increase that figure this year,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.

“Although we encourage people to make sustainable choices when purchasing items, rapid changes in technology mean that electronics are becoming obsolete faster than ever before.

“Next year, we’ll be introducing free weekly e-waste collection services, but until then our e-waste drop off days give residents the best opportunity to dispose of electrical items sustainably.”

Residents can bring televisions, computers and accessories, home office equipment, DVD and VHS players, electronic games, CDs, DVDs, tapes, camera, electronic components, phones, small kitchen appliances and power tools.

As much as 95 per cent of material collected is recycled. All electronic waste collected is separated locally by our contractor into various raw materials and on sold to processors.

Steel is recovered and recycled locally as scrap metal, while plastics are shredded and sold for remanufacture into other plastic products. The circuits which contain precious metals are sent to South Korea for processing and recycling.

Items that aren’t accepted include white goods, hazardous waste, car batteries, smoke alarms and fire extinguishers.

E-waste drop off day

When: 9am – 3pm, Saturday 2 June, 2018

Where: Sydney Park Nursey Depot, Barwon Park Road, Saint Peters

More info: (02) 9265 9333

For media inquiries or images, contact Alex Cauchi.

Phone mobile 0467 803 815 or email acauchi@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

For interviews with Lord Mayor Clover Moore, please contact Jack Begbie.

Phone 0481759580 or email jbegbie@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au