E-waste – unwanted electronic goods like computers, televisions and video recorders – contains finite resources such as gold, copper and silver, as well as materials that can be environmentally toxic if they end up in landfill, such as lead and mercury.
Recycling e-waste means that these materials can instead be recovered and recycled into new products.
Council‘s e-waste collection will accept computers, laptops, monitors, TVs, DVD/CD/VHS media and players, printers, small electrical appliances, mobile phones, game consoles, microwaves, light bulbs, and computer peripherals. For security, it is recommended to wipe data from devices beforehand.
The next e-waste drop off date will be on Sunday 5 March 2023 from 9am - 4pm, at Mosman Square Carpark, The Crescent, Mosman.
For householders in Mosman your nearest Community Recycling Centre (CRC) is in Artarmon. The CRC takes a number of problem items for recycling free of charge. Items include non-commercial quantities of computers, TVs, mobile phones and batteries. The full list of items accepted, address and details relating to opening hours maybe found on the CRC website.
Why use the CRC?Most of the items accepted at the CRC can be reused or recycled. By sorting our waste and taking it to a recycling centre, we are:
- keeping potentially hazardous waste out of landfill
- helping improve recycling rates and
- saving water, energy and other valuable natural resources.
Please handle and transport your materials carefully and safely. Protect your vehicle by placing items on a protective sheet or tray in the boot to capture any leaks or breaks.
Printer Cartridges: The voluntary extended producer responsibility program called ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’ is supported and funded by Australia’s leading print manufacturers. All types and brands of printer cartridges are accepted.
Council is taking action to divert problem waste items from landfill, including e-waste, batteries, globes and clothes. In partnership with RecycleSmart and the EPA‘s Better Waste Recycle Fund we are offering Mosman residents a home pick-up recycling service which takes items to recycling centres or charities for reprocessing or re-use.
RecycleSmart collects clothes (both wearable and unwearable conditions), coffee capsules, x-rays, blister packs, e-waste and other misfits waste, such as toys in sellable condition, lightbulbs and polystyrene from your doorsteps and recycles it for you. You can find the complete list here.
From 1 December 2022, residents will be able to choose from:
- “Every month” plan: 2 bags collected every month, for FREE or
- On demand Power Pickup: $5 per bag, minimum 2 bags per collection.
Do you want to try the service before subscribing? Book a Power Pickup for free using the code FIRSTFREE at checkout.
To participate in the program simply do the following:
- Put your items in bags, including washing and drying any textiles (see website for further details on the range of accepted items)
- Book a Power Pickup or subscribe for free by visiting recyclesmart.com
Watch the below video to find out more about how to recycle textiles smartly.