Got some E-Waste lying around? We'll take it off your hands!

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The weather has turned warm, windows have been opened and you’ve just finished decluttering your home. Good for you! The only problem now is that there is a whole load of junk that needs to be dealt with and not all of it can go in the charity bin.

So what do you do? Call the Randwick Recycling Centre!

Thanks to rapid changes in technology and the way we consume media, you’ll likely have a pile of old mobile phones, laptops or tablets that need to be disposed of. If you haven’t played snake on your old Nokia 3310 in the past 12 years, then it’s definitely time to let it go, no matter how nostalgic you feel about it.

E-waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world and, thanks to the various components used in technology, they can pose an enormous environmental threat. Toxic metals such as lead, arsenic, cadmium, hexavalent chromium and flame retardants used in the plastics need to be dealt with responsibly, which is where the Randwick Recycling Centre comes to the rescue.

Open Monday to Saturday, the Recycling Centre accepts a multitude of electronic items, including personal computers, laptops and their associated cables; tablets, notebooks and palmtops (remember those!); computer monitors and parts such as internal hard drives and CD drives; computer accessories like mice, keyboards, web cameras, USBs and modems; printers, faxes, scanners and multi-function devices; and all televisions.

So when it’s time to upgrade your tech, don’t ditch the old items in the bin, recycle them instead.

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