Free e-Waste recycling

e-Waste recycling
The University of Western Sydney has announced a free e-waste recycling weekend for the general public and small businesses. The e-waste recycling event which will run on Friday 9th  and Saturday 10th May at both UWSCollege and UWS Bankstown will target everyday household items such as televisions, computers, DVD players, projectors, cables and many other items that people struggle to dispose of in an environmentally responsible matter.  

The e-waste collection will be open from 9.00am to 4.00pm, and will be located at:

UWS Bankstown Campus, Corner of Horsley Road and Bullecourt Avenue, Milperra.

UWSCollege Nirimba Education Precinct, Eastern Road, Quakers Hill.

Around 16.8 million televisions, computers and related accessories are disposed of each year in Australia, of this staggering amount only 20-30% of these products are recycled. 

This event will be run as part of the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme, (opens in a new window) which aims to lift television and computer recycling from its current low rate to 80% by 2021. 

This is an important move towards achieving a sustainable future as there are many materials that can be recovered from these products. Recycling e-waste can also prevent hazardous materials from damaging the environment. 

There has never been a better time to safely dispose of your unwanted TVs, computers and IT accessories. This free collection event will ensure a responsible recycling approach and keep valuable materials out of landfill. 

As a community-friendly initiative, the event will also be collecting various electronics products that are not currently accepted through the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme.

Some important points:
- It is the responsibility of the owner to ensure all data is erased from their devices before being handed over for recycling.
- For further information about the e-waste recycling event call 1800 334 776.

Items that will be accepted for recycling:
Computers, Monitors, Notebooks, Printers, Fax machines, Scanners, CD drives, Hard drives, TVs, VCR players, DVD players, Projectors, Networking equipment, Cables, Keyboards, Mice, Floppy discs, Printer cartridges, Electronic games/toys, Stereos, Cameras, Video cameras, IPods, MP3 players.

Items that will not be accepted for recycling:
Microwaves, Whitegoods, Small appliances, Vacuum cleaners, Power tools, Non-computer batteries.

5 May 2014
Image supplied by: INFOACTIV

Recycling provided courtesy of Apple Pty Ltd.
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