E-waste drop-off event in Canberra
Author: Ryan Collins
Leaving old televisions and computers at local charity sites is not actually helping them and in fact ends up being a cost to the charity.
"There is no reason for dumping when we have the opportunity to utilize free drop-off services," said Carmel Dollisson CEO, TechCollect.
Dollisson believes easy-to-access, free, drop-off services under the Government's National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme go a long way in encouraging residents to be more aware of recycling and turning it into a habit.
Acting Director of ACT NOWaste, David Roberts, supported this view saying "Not only has the scheme boosted recycling rates for televisions and computers and provided a long-term solution to e-waste, but it has also helped alleviate some of the ongoing illegal dumping issues in the ACT."
Despite being the first state or territory in Australia to implement landfill bans for computers and TVs, Canberra residents can go further in reducing their e-waste impact.
Canberra residents and businesses will be able to dispose of their old TVs, computers and printers at a free one-day drop-off-ewaste recycling service organized by TechCollect on Saturday 12 April, opposite the Fyshwick Fresh Food Market.
When: Saturday 12 April 2014, 9am - 4pm
Where: Toll Express Depot, Unit 1, 23 Mildura Street Fyshwick ACT
To find your nearest free TV or computer drop off location, visit RecyclingNearYou.com.au.