City of Joondalup fills two shipping containers after e-waste collection

Some of the e-waste collected by the City of Joondalup on the weekend.
Some of the e-waste collected by the City of Joondalup on the weekend.

TWO 12m shipping containers were filled with electronic waste after the City of Joondalup’s collection on the weekend.

Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said that was half a container more than the previous event held in September.

“More than 850 cars attended Craigie Leisure Centre to deliver e-waste which will soon be sorted and processed, aiming to recycle as much as possible,” he said.

“One family finally said farewell to their clunky beige relic of computing history – the old Commodore 64 keyboard, and another let go of their old wireless that was manufactured long before FM radio existed.”

Residents are reminded that domestic quantities of e-waste can be dropped off for free at the Tamala Park and Balcatta recycling centres.

The City will also hold a clothing and textiles drop-off event on February 23, 9am to 2pm at Craigie Leisure Centre.