For for two days in May, keep your old unwanted electronic waste out of landfill and help prevent hazardous substances such as lead, mercury and chromium leaching into soil and water and save valuable resources and energy. This free service is being coordinated by participating councils, in conjunction with the Metropolitan Waste Management Group and Apple Pty Ltd
This event will take place on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May 2011, from 9am to 4pm.
There is a limit of 20 items per person. Items accepted are: computer and home office equipment, mobile handsets and chargers, electronic games and consoles, entertainment equipment.
The following items are not accepted: whitegoods, vacuum cleaners, microwaves, other kitchen and household appliances, UPS units, overhead projectors, TVs/monitors that have been removed from their cases or are cracked, batteries that are not an integral part of the computer system, fluorescent tubes, contaminated equipment or other hazardous waste.
Clifton Hill: Collingwood Works Depot, Cnr Rosenearth & Gray St (Melway ref: 2D B4)
Croydon: Maroondah City Council Operations Depot, 24-28 Lincoln Road (Melway ref 37 A12)
Epping: Epping Works Depot, 68-96 Houston Street (Melway ref: 182 A10)
Lilydale: Council Operation Centre, Nelson Road (Melway ref: 38 G2)
There will be staff on-site that may deem any item unacceptable. All items accepted will be manually dismantled in Australia and their components, including the plastic, metals and glass sent off to be recycled. You will be required to remain in your vehicle for safety reasons while in the collection site. Please ensure your items are ready and easily accessible.
Can't make it?
Well did you know you can dispose of the following ANYTIME:
Computers and accessories: Check out Byteback
Mobile Phones: Check out Melbourne Zoo and MobileMuster
Also some local councils run e-waste days so check if yours runs a dedicated e-waste collection day for residents.