TechCollect is holding two special electronic waste (e-waste) recycling events in partnership with the City of Casey on Saturday 16 November at Cranbourne Racecourse Vic, and Olive Reserve Netball Complex in Eumemmerring Vic, both from 10 am to 4 pm.
Local residents, the general public and small business are invited to drop off unwanted computers, computer accessories, printers, and TVs, free of charge on Saturday 16 November. TechCollect ensures that at least 90 per cent of raw materials are recovered as commodities by its world-class recyclers for re-use in new products.
The two free community service events are being held as part of Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week (11-17 November), an annual event bringing national focus to the environmental benefits of reducing, reusing and recycling. TechCollect is a key e-waste sponsorship partner for this year’s National Recycling Week.
E-waste is one of the fastest growing contributors to our waste stream in Australia, with about 16.8 million TVs, computers, printers, and related accessories being disposed of each year.
TechCollect estimates a typical Australian could generate about 400kg of e-waste in a lifetime, with about 106,000 tonnes generated as a nation each year – less than 30 per cent of which is currently recycled.
MAYOR URGES RESIDENTS TO GET READY
City of Casey Mayor Cr Geoff Ablett is encouraging residents and businesses to be ready to take advantage of the free e-waste recycling events in the local area.
‘Any TVs or computers dropped off in Cranbourne and Eumemmerring on Saturday 16 November will be recycled in a safe and environmentally friendly way by TechCollect so they don’t end up in landfill.
‘I’d urge all residents and businesses to open your cupboards, brush away the storeroom cobwebs and take advantage of this free initiative’, said Cr Ablett.
‘Hosting this initiative is a credit to the City of Casey. TechCollect is all about providing a free and convenient service that recycles e-waste to the highest possible standards. So you can feel good knowing you’re doing your bit for the community and environment when you bring your e-waste to us on 16 November’, said TechCollect CEO Carmel Dollisson.
Items ACCEPTED through TechCollect
- Personal and laptop computers and all cables
- Tablets, notebooks and palmtops
- Computer monitors and parts (e.g. internal hard drives and CD drives)
- Computer peripherals (e.g. mice, keyboards, web cameras, USBs and modems)
- Printers, faxes, scanners and multi-functional devices
- All TVs
Items NOT ACCEPTED through TechCollect
- White goods and household appliances
- Power tools
- Game consoles
- Video recorders and VHS/DVD players
- Radios and stereo equipment
- Non-computer batteries
- Drop off and recycling is free for the general public and small business
- For your safety, you may need to remain in your vehicle at the drop-off site when directed to do so by site staff
- It is your responsibility to delete any data from your devices
- For further information on e-waste recycling visit www.techcollect.com.au
TechCollect and City of Casey E-waste Recycling Drop-Off events will be held on Saturday 16 November 2013
from 10 am – 4 pm at:
- Venue 1: Cranbourne Racecourse, Grant Street, Cranbourne Vic
- Venue 2: Olive Reserve Netball Complex, 2 Frawley Road, Eumemmerring Vic