Sydneysiders can drop off unwanted e-waste and worn out power tools at a free City of Sydney collection, hosted by Bunnings Warehouse Alexandria, on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June.
The event coincides with World Environment Day, June 5, to raise global awareness for environmental action, and offers residents the chance to do their bit to keep unwanted electronic waste out of landfill.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore thanked Bunnings for hosting this City event at their Alexandria car park to help the community stop waste going to landfill.
“This is a great opportunity for people to do the right thing and drop off unwanted e-waste on a weekend trip to the hardware store,” the Lord Mayor said.
“Computer screens and TVs contain toxic chemicals such as lead, mercury and arsenic, which can leach out from landfills and into waterways. The City’s e-waste drop-off days keep growing in popularity, our most recent event in April collected a record-breaking 25.5 tonnes of e-waste.”
John Saliba, Complex Manager at Bunnings Warehouse Alexandria said that Bunnings is pleased to work with the City of Sydney on this important initiative.
“We are committed to offering sustainable solutions for customers, and this event is a great opportunity to provide a convenient way to responsibly dispose of unwanted products”, Mr Saliba said.
Since, the City’s collections began in 2008, 445 tonnes of electronic waste have been diverted from landfill through e-waste days.
The City’s April e-waste collection day at the Bay St Depot in Ultimo saw a total of 670 drop-offs, with TVs, computers and monitors among the most popular items brought in for recycling.
As well as operating quarterly e-waste events, the City’s range of new programs are making it even easier for residents to dispose of unwanted e-waste – including the introduction of battery, bulb and mobile phone recycling stations to neighbourhood service centres and libraries.
When: Saturday 4 June and Sunday 5 June, 9am – 3pm
Where: Bunnings Warehouse Alexandria, 8–40 Euston Road, Alexandria
For information about items that can be dropped off go to:
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