E-Waste is any electronic equipment that is no longer useful as originally intended. E-Waste includes computers, mobile phones, televisions, fax machines etc. E-waste can contain hundreds of different materials, including both valuable recyclable materials (including copper, aluminium, gold, silver, glass and plastics ) as well as hazardous substances (including lead, mercury, beryllium and cadmium).
WHY SHOULD WE RECYCLE UNWANTED E-WASTE?
Every time e-waste is disposed to landfill, valuable recyclable materials are lost forever and toxic substances can lead into the environment. In Australia approximately 140,000 tonnes of e-Waste is generated per annum, with only 4% being recycled (2009). As we are upgrading our mobile phones, computers and other electronic products more frequently than ever before, the amount of electronic waste is growing rapidly. Hence, more needs to be done to increase re-use and recycling of e-waste at the end of its life.
HOW TO RECYCLE E-WASTE?
Council’s e-waste drop off days
A big "thank you" to everyone who came to Council's last e-waste drop off day in Nov, 2015. Together, you have helped to save more 30 tonnes of e-waste from ending up in landfill.
WHAT E-WASTE CAN BE RECYCLED AT THESE EVENTS?
OTHER WAYS TO RECYCLE YOUR E-WASTE
Mobile Phones & Accessories -
- Visit mobilemuster.com.au
Batteries, CDs and other discs -
- City of Parramatta Library: 1-3 Fitzwilliam Street, Parramatta
- City of Parramatta Council Administration Building: 126 Church Street, Parramatta
TVs and Computers -
- Officeworks: Unit 1, Greenway Supa Centre The Horsley Drive, Wetherill Park (up to 5 items of computer and IT accessories only )
- Belrose Resource Recovery Centre: Crozier Road, Belrose NSW
- Chullora Resource Recovery Park: 15 Muir Road, Chullora NSW
- Wetherill Park Resource Recovery Facility: 20 Davis Road, Wetherill Park NSW
- Eastern Creek Resource Recovery Park: Wallgrove Road, Eastern Creek NSW
- Lucas Heights Resource Recovery Park: New Illawarra Road, Lucas Heights NSW
- Ryde Resource Recovery Centre: 145 Wicks Road, North Ryde NSW
- Seven Hills Resource Recovery Centre: 29 Powers Road, Seven Hills NSW
Ask your retailer about take-back programs when purchasing new products, or find your nearest e-waste recyclers at www.recyclingnearyou.com.au or 1300 733 712