Do you know that electronic waste (e-waste) contains materials hazardous to the environment, as well as valuable materials that can be recovered when they have reached the end of their working life?
According to the Department of Environment, we are creating up to three times faster the amount of e-waste than general municipal waste in Australia, and this includes televisions, DVD players, computers, mobile phones, kitchen appliances, white goods, and a lot more. In fact, any unworking item with an electric plug, cord or battery is considered e-waste.
From 1 July 2019, the Victorian Government has banned e-waste going to landfill. Therefore, let us do our part in protecting the environment by not throwing our e-waste into the bin, and hence the landfill. Let’s recycle it! Coming up soon is a good opportunity for you to be involved.
On Saturday 21 Sep 2019, Manningham City Council is organising an E-Waste Drop Off Day from 8.00am to 4.00pm. Registration is essential to avoid lengthy delays and is only open to Manningham residents
The following items will be accepted:
- Small appliances (like toasters and blenders).
- IT, telecommunications and TV equipment (like computers, printers and cables).
- Electrical and electronic tools (like drills and sewing machines).
- Toys, leisure & sports equipment (like handheld video games & battery-operated toys).
- Fluorescent tubes and globes.
- Household and car batteries.
Please note that the following items will NOT be accepted:
- Large appliances (like fridges, washing machines).
- Items need that cannot be lifted by two people.
- Commercial quantities.
If you are unable to register or unable to bring the items to the Council Depot, you may bring them to Westfield Drive Hub by Sunday 15 September 2019, and we shall organise someone to drop them off on 21 September.