The E-Waste Drop Off event organised by Hills Shire Council has bee a “great success” after 17,800 kilograms of electrical items, including televisions, computers, keyboards, cables, printers and much more was recycled safely. .
“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 said.
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, 10 youth clean-up sites, 18 school sites and 1 business clean-up site”.
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.