City of Joondalup collecting clothing and e-waste


Resident Emma from Beldon taking clothes and a computer to Joondalup Library for recycling.
Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au    d472930
Resident Emma from Beldon taking clothes and a computer to Joondalup Library for recycling. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d472930

THE City of Joondalup is collecting electronic waste and unwanted clothes over the next two weekends.

First is the free two-day e-waste collection at Craigie Leisure Centre this Saturday and Sunday.

The annual event gives residents an environmentally responsible way to recycle items, including televisions, DVD and video players, computers and equipment, fax machines, cables, printer cartridges, electronic games, stereos, cameras and MP3 players.

Items not accepted include microwaves, whitegoods, small appliances, vacuum cleaners, power tools and non-computer batteries.

People can drop off their waste at the back of the centre between 9am and 4pm and staff will be available to help lift bulky goods.

On September 2, the City will host its fifth clothing and textiles drop-off event following the ban of charity bins on public land in 2015.

“With National Homelessness Week still fresh in our minds, the City’s charity clothing drop-off event is an ideal chance to do something practical to help those doing it tough,” Mayor Troy Pickard said,

He urged people from all over Perth to get involved to help break the City’s “one-day donation record”, which stands at about 10 tonnes.

Collection trucks from Anglicare WA, Vinnies WA and the Salvos stores will be set up at the rear of Craigie Leisure Centre and at the City’s administration building on Boas Avenue from 9am to 2pm.

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