Next Chemical and e-waste Drop-off Day
Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Sydney’s biggest and most popular chemical and electrical waste drop-off day is on again soon.
The St Peters Household Chemicals and e-waste Drop-off Day is on Saturday, 10 November, 9am-3:30pm.
At the last drop-off day, in May, 14.29 tonnes of e-waste was collected for recycling (that’s four shipping containers).
A third of the e-waste was ‘out of scope’, meaning it’s not currently covered by the federal government’s National Television and Computer Product Stewardship Scheme, which is limited to televisions and computers.
Of the 14½ tonnes of waste, 99.6% was recycled.
More than twelve hundred vehicles visited the drop off between 9am-3.30pm:
• 34% had both chemicals and e-waste (433)
• 39% had chemicals only (490)
• 27% had e-waste only (345)
Australians produce more than 106,000 tonnes of electronic waste each year and most of it ends up in landfill where it has the potential to contaminate soil and water.
E-waste, such as computers and televisions, also contain valuable non-renewable resources and substances that are hazardous to human health.
Inner West Council provides regular drop-off days for residents so e-waste can be recycled and unwanted chemicals can be disposed of safely.
As well as the St Peters drop-off days, held quarterly, there’s also regular drop-off days in Summer Hill.
At that last event (e-waste only), also in May, 48 vehicles dropped off about six cubic metres of tricky waste.
Council also has the Community Recycling Centre and Weekend Transfer Station, at 50–54 Moore Street, Leichhardt.
To find out more, or to check what can be dropped off where, go to www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/trickywaste
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