About 10.5 tonnes of e-waste was deposited at Heathcote landfill during a one-off chance given to district residents to dispose of their old televisions and computer e-waste for free.August 8, 2014 3:01am
City of Greater Bendigo waste services manager Simon Clay said the initiative between council, Future Employment Opportunities and TechCollect had been an outstanding success with about 1700 items weighing more than 10.5 tonnes received at the Heathcote landfill during the free e-waste collection recently.
‘‘This is even more remarkable when you consider that the Heathcote district has about 1600 homes,’’ he said.
‘‘At least 90 per cent of all items collected through the TechCollect program are recycled, so it’s great that we have collected so many from the Heathcote district alone.
‘‘The City would like to thank all of the Heathcote and district residents for supporting this initiative and for taking advantage of this opportunity to rid themselves of unwanted e-waste items.’’
All of the items that were collected at the landfill have now been taken to the council’s permanent TechCollect collection point at the Eaglehawk Eco Centre for recycling.
‘‘Thanks also to the Heathcote Lions Club for assisting residents who did not have the means to take their old TVs to the landfill due to a physical disability or their age,’’ Mr Clay said.
‘‘If anyone missed the opportunity to dispose of their unwanted e-waste they can still take it to the Eaglehawk Eco Centre anytime free of charge because that is a permanent TechCollect collection point.’’
TechCollect was established as part of the Federal Government’s National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme and is Australia’s only not for profit, government approved e-waste recycling program.
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