Big turnout for E-Waste Drop Off event

Published on 25 March 2019

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Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne has called the E-Waste Drop Off event a “great success” after 17,800 kilograms of electrical items, including televisions, computers, keyboards, cables, printers and much more was recycled safely.

“This is a fantastic result that has been achieved through the positive actions of residents who are keen to see their old, broken or unused electrical items recycled in a safe manner instead of being disposed of in landfill,” Mayor Byrne said.

“Some e-waste items contain heavy metals such as mercury and lead, which can be toxic to our environment if not managed appropriately.

“Disposing of electrical items safely will reduce the risk of hazardous materials contaminating our environment,” Mayor Byrne added.

Mayor Byrne also thanked volunteers who participated in this year’s Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday, March 3.

“Volunteers banded together to clean-up the local environment across 13 Clean Up Australia Day sites,” Mayor Byrne said. 

“We also had another 10 youth clean-up sites, 18 school sites and 1 business clean-up site.

“Thank you to everyone who participated in Clean Up Australia Day this year. Your commitment to keeping The Hills a beautiful place to live is truly appreciated,” she added.

Residents are encouraged to dispose of their waste correctly.

Council offers a number of services to help residents manage their waste such as the annual Household Chemical CleanOut Collection (held in conjunction with the NSW EPA) and E- Waste Drop-Off Event, as well as the regular waste collection services.

To find out more, visit The Hills Shire Council, www.thehills.nsw.gov.au