Melville e-waste recycling day on Sunday

E-waste contains heavy metals and must not be deposited in traditional landfill sites.
E-waste contains heavy metals and must not be deposited in traditional landfill sites.

CITY of Melville residents can safely dispose of their broken, old and unwanted electronic goods at a designated e-waste recycling day on Sunday.

The September 10 collection will be held at the City’s Operations Centre on Bramanti Road in Murdoch and is one of two annual collection days.

E-waste is becoming an increasing challenge on a global level because the heavy metals contained in electronic goods can contaminate landfill sites.

Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey encouraged residents to take the opportunity to dispose of their discarded items such as computers, printers, televisions, mobile phones and other devices.

“Electronic waste components are well known to contain contaminants and can pose a significant risk to anyone who may be inadvertently exposed to leaking materials.” he said.

“The dedicated and free e-waste collection service not only ensures safe and correct disposal of dangerous goods but also allows us to ensure proper e-waste recovery and recycling wherever possible.

“It’s an important contribution towards playing our part locally to reduce waste and to continue educating our community about good recycling practices.”

Items can be dropped at the Operations Centre between 9am and 1pm on Sunday.

As the collection is strictly for City of Melville residents only, proof of residency such as a rates notice or driver’s licence will be requested on the day.

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