Friday, April 26, 2024

Hills Shire to trial e-waste program expansion

NSW

The Hills Shire Council has announced it will trial an expansion of its E-Waste recycling program – doubling its frequency to twice a year.

Every year, Council hosts an E-Waste recycling event at Castle Hill Showground, drawing in thousands of residents eager to dispose of their unwanted and broken electronic devices responsibly.

The most recent E-Waste event took place on 2 March, where residents were also given the opportunity to recycle textiles, polystyrene, and plastics as part of a trial.

More than 1,500 cars were recorded at Castle Hill Showground, unloading an estimated 45 tonnes of e-waste and hard plastic, four tonnes of textiles, 100 cubic metres of polystyrene, and 75 cubic metres of soft plastics.

Mayor, Peter Gangemi said the results were incredible and showed residents’ commitment to recycling their unwanted electronic goods and other waste.

“This is a big win for the environment,” Mayor Gangemi said.

“The opportunity provided by this program to responsibly dispose of e-waste is invaluable, and I’m grateful for everyone’s commitment to protecting our environment.

“Each recycled item means less waste to landfill and promotes a healthier planet.

“I have been proud to lead the initiative for a second E-Waste event in The Hills and I believe our residents will make the most of this opportunity to do more for our environment.”

The second E-Waste event is scheduled for the second half of 2024.

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