Council will be holding a free drop off event on Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st April 2013 at the Campbelltown Works Depot. For more details about this event, click here.
Visit http://techcollect.com.au/sa-calendar/ for more details.
What to do with all those old and unused electrical goods and electronic items? A frequently asked question when these items start cluttering up the household and garage!
All e-waste including computers, televisions, printers, toasters, vacuum cleaners, microwaves, vcr's, mobile phones, white goods, can be recycled for a small disposal fee at: E-Cycle Recovery, 12-14 Baulderstone Road, Gepps Cross.
For the full list of the items that can be taken to E-Cycle Recovery and if any disposal costs apply, please check out their web site on http://www.ecyclerecovery.com.au/
Televisions and computers contain valuable non-renewable resources, including gold and other precious metals, some of which are quite rare. They also contain hazardous materials including lead, bromine, mercury and zinc that are harmful to humans and to the environment. By recycling these products we can not only recover useful material, but also reduce health and environmental risks.
An Australian wide scheme is progressively being rolled out throughout Australia to provide a free collection and recycling service for televisions, computers, printers and computer products.
Services under the new National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme commenced in SA in July 2012 (in City of Charles Sturt) and will progressively expand across Australia by the end of 2013.
The new Scheme is funded and run by industry and regulated by the Australian Government. It will boost the recycling rate for these products from the current 17 per cent to 30 per cent in 2012-13 and 80 per cent over the next ten years, providing a long-term solution to television and computer waste.
Households and small businesses will be able to recycle televisions, computers, printers and computer products (including keyboards, hard drives etc) for free. Items will be able to be recycled through collection facilities as they become available.
The new Scheme will provide people with greater choice for recycling when disposing of televisions and computers, while helping Australia’s recycling industry to grow. It will help divert these products from landfill, and also, over time, reduce costs to local councils and ultimately the community.
Services will be progressively rolled out throughout Australia over time and Campbelltown City Council is working towards securing a suitable option for residents in the Eastern Region of Adelaide.
As televisions and computers contain hazardous materials there are penalties for dumping these products outside collection sites. To dispose of unwanted televisions and computers consider:
There are currently several free permanent drop off sites in Adelaide - Check the Zero Waste website for more information and updated list of locations for free recycling of T.V's and Computers