E-Waste Collection this Weekend

It's great that people are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of keeping e-waste out of landfill. Computer screens and TVs contain toxic chemicals such as lead, mercury and arsenic, which can leach out from landfills and into waterways.

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Items we can collect.

So instead of simply throwing e-waste out with your regular trash, drop off old and broken power tools and any items with a power cord at the City of Sydney's free e-waste event this weekend at Bunnings Warehouse, Alexandria.

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When: Saturday 6 June and Sunday 7 June, 9am-3pm
Where: Bunnings Warehouse Alexandria, 8-40 Euston Road, Alexandria
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The City of Sydney's e-waste program began in 2008 and has diverted 350 tonnes electronic waste from landfill through community collection days.

At the City's e-waste collection day in February there were 541 drop-offs, with TVs, computers and monitors among the most popular items brought in for recycling. Around 15 tonnes of computers, computer products and other types of e-waste were collected.

As well as operating quarterly e-waste events, the City's range of new programs are making it even easier for residents to dispose of unwanted e-waste - including the introduction of battery, bulb and mobile phone recycling stations to community centres and libraries.

For information about items that can be dropped off go to: cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/live/waste-and-recycling/e-waste-and-chemicals/e-waste

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