North Burnett to trial e-waste

Jul 12, 2018 | Front Page Feature, News

Recycle, Reuse, Reduce! 

In an initiative to reduce landfill at the region’s Waste Management Facilities, North Burnett Regional Council is excited to promote its new e-waste trial.

North Burnett Regional Council Mayor Cr Rachel Chambers advised that from Monday, 23 July, residents will have the ability to leave e-waste recyclables (under 3m3) at all North Burnett Waste Management Facilities (during normal Operating Hours) FREE of charge.

“This is an initial trial to reduce e-waste going to landfill however it is hoped that as a community we can use this e-waste effectively ourselves into the future. There are plans underway for this, however this initial trial will fill the gap whilst we are in our planning phase,” Mayor Chambers said.

With Australia amongst the highest users of new technology in the world, waste from obsolete electronic goods, or “e-waste”, is one of the fastest growing waste types.

E-waste is diverse, as it covers all redundant computers, IT hardware, telecommunication, audio, visual, entertainment, electronic, printing, digital, all electrical equipment and appliances, basically if it has a power source, it can be recycled as e-waste that can fit in 3m3 bins.

“It is anticipated that the trial will redirect e-waste into recycled components that can be used as parts or raw products to create other electronic parts”, Mayor Chambers said.

For further information on the e-waste trial, please contact Council’s Environmental Services team on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC) or email Council.

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