Wanneroo collects electronic waste

Electronic waste can be left at the Ashby Operations Centre.

YANCHEP residents can take advantage of an electronic waste collection day being held by the City of Wanneroo in August.

A city spokeswoman said electronic waste, which included many hazardous materials are used in all manner of computing and electronic devices, was one of the fastest growing waste streams in Australia.

“If these items are placed in your kerbside bins, they will contaminate the composting and recycling processes and cause groundwater pollution,’’ she said.

On Saturday, August 5 from 8am to 4pm computers, monitors, notebooks, printers, fax machines, scanners, desktop sized printers, CD drives, computer hard drives, TVs, VCR players, projectors, overhead projectors, networking equipment, computer cables, computer keyboards, computer mice, floppy discs, printer cartridges, electronic games and toys, DVD players, stereos, cameras, video cameras, iPods, CDs and DVDs can be left at the Ashby Operations Centre, 1204 Wanneroo Rd, Ashby.

Cardboard or polystyrene packaging can also be dropped off (but no meat trays, cups or beads).

Items that will not be accepted include whitegoods, vacuum cleaners, microwaves and other kitchen and household appliances, non-computer batteries, fluorescent lighting tubes, any contaminated equipment or other hazardous waste e.g. UPS units, overhead projectors, cathode ray tubes out of casing (cracked or broken) and mobile phones and accessories.

Mobile phones can be taken to the City of Wanneroo Library, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo or a mobile muster drop off point.

Visit www.mobilemuster.com.au to find your nearest location.

Items that are not accepted can also be taken to Tamala Park, free of charge, seven days a week.