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Walking in a waste free wonderland

Published 1 December 2016

Sydneysiders are encouraged to declutter their unwanted electronic goods before Christmas, with the final e-waste collection day of 2016 taking place at Sydney Park depot on Saturday 10 December.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said that residents were increasingly doing the right thing and using opportunities to correctly dispose of their old televisions, computers, laptops and other electronic goods throughout the year.

“Our last e-waste collection day was the biggest one yet, attracting 903 participants and collecting more than 27 tonnes of electronic waste,” the Lord Mayor said.

“It beat the previous record which was only just set in June this year. It’s proof that Sydneysiders are increasingly aware of the need to safely dispose of electronic goods.

“48 per cent of those visiting the October e-waste collection day did so for the first time, showing that more residents are embracing the City's vision for a zero waste future.

“It’s incredible to think that just a few years ago, all these devices were going straight to landfill, where harmful chemicals including lead, mercury and arsenic could potentially find their way into our waterways.

“There are also precious minerals and electrical components that can be taken from these devices and turned into new products, helping to support the circular economy.”

Items that can be dropped off include televisions, computers, home and office equipment, and small household appliances such as vacuum cleaners, microwave ovens and power tools.

These are processed at a centre in Villawood, with 95 per cent of components stripped out, separated and recycled for use in new products.

When: 9am–3pm, Saturday 10 December

Where: Sydney Park Depot, Barwon Park Road, St Peters

For information about items that can be dropped off go to:

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For interviews with Lord Mayor Clover Moore, contact Paul Mackay. Phone 0432 182 647 or email