The Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform Limited (ANZRP) recently launched the TechCollect program; a free e-waste recycling service for the general public and small business to drop-off unwanted televisions and computer products. In partnership with the Adelaide City Council, the TechCollect program will be a running free e-waste collection from 3 September 2012 at Lot 254 Cnr Hines & Wingfield Roads, Wingfield from 3.30am 5.00 pm Weekdays, 7.00am to 4.00pm Saturdays, 8.00am to 4.00pm Sundays and Public holidays.
Unwanted computers, computer accessories and televisions can be dropped off for recycling, free of charge. The collected e-waste will then be recycled for use in manufacturing new products, instead of going into landfill.
TechCollect is fully funded by ANZRP’s members, more than 60 manufacturers and importers of televisions and computer products, that have chosen ANZRP to deliver sustainable environmental outcomes on their behalf; companies who are putting environmental outcomes first.
“ANZRP, on behalf of our members, is delighted to introduce this free nationwide recycling service which will assist in significantly reducing the volume of e-waste that ends up in landfill. We encourage the general public and small businesses to dispose of their end of life (EOL) televisions and computer products in an environmentally sustainable way, which TechCollect is able to guarantee,” said Carmel Dollisson, Chief Executive Officer, ANZRP.
“Australia’s e-waste issue can only be tackled by companies and communities working together, we take product stewardship seriously and look forward to working with our members, local councils and recyclers to provide communities with a free sustainable recycling service.” said Ms Dollisson.
Some important points
This collection is for the general public and small business only
- For expediency and your safety, please remain in your vehicle at the drop-off site
- It is your responsibility to delete any data from your devices
- For further information on ewaste recycling visit www.techcollect.com.au
The public can also call the TechCollect enquiries number on 1300 229 837
For media enquiries: Garry Petroff – Marketing Communications Officer Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform Limited T: (03) 9020 2222 E: firstname.lastname@example.org