City of Wanneroo holds waste drop-off weekend to divert unwanted goods from landfill

Rob Baldini and Clyde Leach from the City of Wanneroo's waste services with Mayor Tracey Roberts. Picture: Martin Kennealey d490157
Rob Baldini and Clyde Leach from the City of Wanneroo's waste services with Mayor Tracey Roberts. Picture: Martin Kennealey d490157

A COMMUNITY waste drop-off weekend next month will help divert tyres, clothing and e-waste from landfill.

The City of Wanneroo will hold a two-day collection event at its Ashby operations centre in February, when residents can drop off items that can be re-used or recycled, including cardboard boxes.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said it was one of the ways the City was creating waste management solutions.

“Last year we collected 1000 tyres, 7.7 tonnes of e-waste, and more than 100 car boots full of clothing,” Mrs Roberts said.

“That is an incredible amount of waste that was saved from going to landfill.

“This event provides the perfect opportunity to bring along those items that you should not put in your household bins, so that they can be disposed of correctly or given new life.”

Households can drop off up to four tyres from four-wheel-drives, motorcycles or passenger vehicles, but not commercial vehicles.

Several registered charity organisations will be on site to collect unwanted clothing, textiles, manchester, bedding, towels and shoes.

Items that will be accepted as e-waste includes desktop computers, laptops, iPods, mobile phones, hard drives, computer CDs and floppy drives, computer server units, printers, monitors, televisions, scanners, copiers, modems, keybourds, mice, joysticks, fax machines, circuit boards and electronic cables.

THE ESSENTIALS

What: Community waste drop-off weekend

Who: City of Wanneroo residents

Where: Ashby operations centre, 1204 Wanneroo Road (north entrance)

When: Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3 from 8am to 4pm

More: wanneroo.wa.gov.au