TV changover goes smoothly

Waste Services Development Officer Judy Scott with some of the e-waste. Picture: Dominique Menegaldo www.communitypix.com.au d399483
Waste Services Development Officer Judy Scott with some of the e-waste. Picture: Dominique Menegaldo www.communitypix.com.au d399483

City Waste and Fleet manager Sean Sciberras said people had several options when it came to getting rid of used electronic equipment.

‘The City provides for the disposal and recycling of e-waste, including televisions and computer equipment, by two means,’ he said.

The Recycling Centre Balcatta, which is in the City, provides a convenient means for all ratepayers and visitors to drop off e-waste at no cost over 362 days of the year.

‘Residents unable to access the Recycling Centre Balcatta are able to dispose of their e-waste during the household junk collection period,’ he said.

Mr Sciberras said there had been a strong take-up through both these means, with 378 tonnes of e-waste material being removed from the recycling centre last year.

‘Residents have embraced the Recycling Centre Balcatta drop off area and the City anticipates that over 400 tonnes of e-waste will be recycled in 2013,’ he said.

‘The TVs are sent to an accredited recycler in Welshpool who disassembles them and then sends the components off to other accredited recyclers for further processing.’