Following the success of the two electronic waste (ewaste) recycling trials in 2012, Hobsons Bay residents can again recycle their ewaste for free on Saturday 15 November from 8am to 3pm at Hobsons Bay City Council depot, Sugar Gum Drive, Altona.
Ewaste refers to any electronic appliance that is of no use to its current owner. This includes everything that is powered by batteries or plugs into a socket outlet but excludes white goods.
The service is free for Hobsons Bay residents and bookings are not required. A maximum of two televisions and two computers per vehicle will be accepted.
Items accepted include: computers and computer peripherals, laptops, monitors, cartridges, cables, printers, scanners, mobile phones, cameras, televisions, video and DVD players, CDs, DVDs, GPS, electronic toys, mixers, toasters, microwaves and heaters.
Items not accepted include: refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, barbecues, televisions with broken glass, smoke alarms, hazardous waste, batteries in bulk and fluorescent lamps.
For a full list of acceptable items, and more information, visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/ewaste or contact the Council on 9932 1000.
Quote attributable to Strand Ward Councillor and Council’s Local Government Waste forum representative Councillor Paul Morgan:
““Recycled plastics are used in the manufacture of products like outdoor furniture, plastic plant pots and dashboards for cars. Metals are remanufactured into the same metals, while glass from televisions can become new glass for windows or even part of the roads on which we drive our cars.”
“I would encourage all residents who have out of order or unwanted electronic items gathering dust in their home to bring them to the ewaste recycling event and put them to better use.”
Quote attributable to Strand Ward Councillor and Chair of the Sustainable Environment Advisory Group Councillor Angela Altair:
''The amount of ewaste is growing three times faster than any other type of waste.”
“Ewaste contains valuable materials that can be reused as well as substances which are hazardous to people and the environment.”
“The ewaste recycling event also contributes to National Recycling Week, held from 10 November 2014.”