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Hills Shire Council is eyeing for another E-Waste Drop-off Event

Hills Shire Council E-Waste Drop-Off Event
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The Hills Shire Council is eyeing to expand its E-Waste recycling program by holding two collection events a year, the Council stated on Friday, 22 March 2024.

According to the Council, the recent E-Waste PLUS event on Saturday, 2 March, saw more than 1500 cars dropping off an estimated 45 tonnes of e-waste and hard plastic, four tonnes of textiles, 100 cubic metres of polystyrene, and 75 cubic metres of soft plastics.

The Council’s E-Waste recycling event is held annually at the Castle Hill Showground, giving Hills locals the chance to dispose of unwanted electronic waste and other wastes such as soft plastic and polystyrene items.

Dr Peter Gangemi, Mayor of The Hills Shire, mentioned that the recent E-Waste collection event was incredible and is an indication that Hills residents are committed to recycling unwanted electronic goods and other waste.

Dr Peter Gangemi E-Waste Collection Event
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“This is a big win for the environment,” Mayor Gangemi said.

“The opportunity provided by this program to responsibly dispose of e-waste is invaluable, and I’m grateful for everyone’s commitment to protecting our environment.

“Each recycled item means less waste to landfill and promotes a healthier planet.

“I have been proud to lead the initiative for a second E-Waste event in The Hills and I believe our residents will make the most of this opportunity to do more for our environment.”

According to the Hills Shire Council, the second E-Waste event is scheduled for trial in the second half of 2024.

On Sunday, 3 March, The Hills Council also participated in the country-wide Clean Up Australia Day at the Caddies Creek Park Reserve in North Kellyville.

Hills residents, Council, and community groups such as the RFS, Community Environment Centre volunteers at Annangrove, and Hills Youth Army collected approximately 11 bags of rubbish composed of general wastes such as cigarette butts, batteries, plastic drink bottles, polystyrene, takeaway coffee cups, and more at Caddies Creek Park Reserve.

The Council mentioned other ‘interesting items’ that were also found, including a bicycle, a gridiron ball, motorbike boots, a plastic chair, and a shopping trolley.

Hills Youth Army Participants At Council'S Clean Up Australia Day Event
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Dr Peter Gangemi sincerely thanked the community members who participated in Clean Up Australia Day.

“The dedication and work of our volunteers was outstanding,” the Mayor said.

“This year, we directed our efforts towards preserving our waterways, especially following the exciting discovery of platypus inhabiting local rivers and creeks.”

“We were fortunate to have the expertise of the wonderful Dr Michelle Ryan from Western Sydney University, who delivered an insightful talk on the significance of maintaining pollution-free waterways, especially to protect the platypus.”

Clean Up Australia Day is an annual event encouraging communities to protect the environment by cleaning up their local areas. It has been inspiring people for over thirty years.

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