Drop off e-waste and other trash

Residents can leave e-waste, tyres and other trash at the City of Wanneroo’s Ashby Operations Centre on February3-4.

YANCHEP and Butler residents will be able to get rid of items that can be re-used or recycled, specifically tyres, e-waste, clothing, bulk cardboard and bulk polystyrene next month.

Residents will be able to drop off old tyres, clothing, textiles, manchester, bedding, towels and shoes and cardboard and polystyrene packaging (but no meat trays, cups or beads).

They can also  get rid of e-waste – desktop computers and laptops, iPods and mobile phones, hard drives, CDs and floppy drives (computer only), computer server units and UPS systems, inkjet and laserjet printers, LCD, Plasma and CRT monitors and televisions, printers, scanners, copiers, modems and network devices, keyboards, mice and joysticks, fax machines, circuit boards, electronic cables and wiring.

In 2017 the City of Wanneroo collected more than 2000 illegally dumped tyres on city land, according to a city spokeswoman.

The spokeswoman said dumped tyres provided breeding grounds for mosquitoes, leaked toxics into the environment and posed other environmental and health risks.

She said in partnership with Tyrecycle, the tyres collected at the drop off weekend in February would be reprocessed to be used in a range of purposes, including athletic tracks, building insulation, soft fall surfaces and even new tyres.

The conditions for dropping off tyres are a maximum of four tyres for each household, no rims,  4×4, motorcycle and passenger vehicle tyres only (no commercial tyres will be accepted).

Only City of Wanneroo residents can drop off tyres and they will need to show their driver’s licence or rates notice.

Several registered charity organisations will be on site to collect unwanted clothing.

She said e-waste was one of the fastest growing waste streams in Australia.

“These products contain precious resources and sometimes hazardous materials that cannot be recovered through your kerbside recycling or domestic waste bins,’’ she said.

“Items collected will be disassembled, and components made of steel, copper, aluminium and plastic recycled back into new products.’’

The city is aiming to reducing waste to landfill, aiming for at least a 65 per cent diversion rate by 2020.

The community drop off will be held at the Ashby Operations Centre, 1204 Wanneroo Rd, Ashby (north entrance) on Saturday, February 3 and Sunday, February 4 from 8am to 4pm.

For more information visit wanneroo.wa.gov.au