E-waste collection point popular with residents

About 18 tonnes of e-waste was collected for recycling at Craigie Leisure Centre on June 28 and 29.
About 18 tonnes of e-waste was collected for recycling at Craigie Leisure Centre on June 28 and 29.

Two 12m sea containers were filled to capacity with used computers, printers and cartridges, fax machines, televisions, VCR and DVD players, projectors, networking equipment, cables, electronic games and toys, stereos, cameras and MP3 players.

The City of Joondalup ciollection, hosted in conjunction with Infoactiv and Mindarie Regional Council, was part of the national recycling scheme that aims to lift television and computer recycling to 80 per cent by 2021.

A survey over the weekend found 65 per cent of participants were taking part in an e-waste collection for the first time and 46 per cent had previously just stored their e-waste at home rather than dispose of it in the proper manner.

With e-waste items no longer accepted in City of Joondalup bulk verge collections, four e-waste collections will be held each year.

The next collection will be September 27 and 28 at Craigie Leisure Centre.

– Mindarie Regional Council also accepts e-waste for no charge at its recycling centre in Tamala Park.