Thursday, April 25, 2024

Bayside saves 7 tonnes of e-waste from landfill

Bayside City Council says its community recycling stations have proven successful with over seven tonnes of e-waste saved from landfill in 2021 to date.

This includes:

  • 1,453 kgs of batteries;
  • 191 kgs of light globes and fluorescent light tubes;
  • 306 kgs of x-rays;                
  • 869 kgs of phones, cameras, and accessories;
  • 2,851 kgs of media items including DVDs, CDs and VHS tapes.

Bayside residents are able to dispose of small e-waste items like batteries, old phones, light bulbs, and small cords for free by taking them to one of four local recycling stations.

“Many of these items aren’t allowed to go in any of your kerbside bins so it’s great that many Baysiders take advantage of the recycling stations,” Council said in a statement.

“E-waste is any item with a battery, cord, or plug that is no longer working or wanted. E-waste was banned from landfill in July 2019.”

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