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Community waste drop-off weekend – February 2020
01/02/2020 @ 8:00 AM - 02/02/2020 @ 4:00 PMFree
The City of Wanneroo is holding a drop-off weekend for residents, collecting a selection of items that will be reused or recycled.
Is it time to declutter your wardrobe or linen cupboard? Are you ready to cull your collection of old obsolete technology? Do you have some old tyres that need to tread the path towards recycling? Are you still inundated with cardboard boxes from Christmas?
The City of Wanneroo is committed to reducing waste to landfill, aiming for a 65% or more diversion rate by 2020. To help achieve this target, the City of Wanneroo is holding a drop-off weekend for residents, collecting a selection of items that will be reused or recycled.
In partnership with Tyrecycle, the tyres collected at this drop-off weekend will be sorted and reprocessed locally before being turned into a Tyre-Derived Fuel (TDF). A million tyres used as fuel in place of coal reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 19.5%.
- Free drop-off, up to a maximum of 4 tyres per household.
- 4×4, motorcycle and passenger vehicle tyres ONLY. NO commercial tyres.
- City of Wanneroo residents only. Residents must show their driver’s licence or rates notice in order to drop-off (applies only to the drop-off of tyres).
Help your unwanted textiles find a new home. A number of registered charity organisations will be on-site to collect your unwanted clothing. Clothing collected at this drop-off weekend will be on-sold through the charities’ retail outlets, or sent overseas to people in need.
Items that will be accepted.
- bedding (NO mattresses)
Electronic waste or e-waste is 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. Items collected will be disassembled by Total Green Recycling, with components made of materials such as steel, copper, aluminium and plastic recycled back into new products.
E-waste items accepted:
- Desktop Computers & laptops
- iPods & Mobile Phones
- Hard Drives, CD & Floppy Drives (computer only)
- Computer Server Units & UPS systems
- Inkjet & Laserjet Printers
- LCD, Plasma & CRT Monitors
- LCD, Plasma & CRT Televisions
- Printers, Scanners, Copiers
- Modems and network devices
- Keyboards, mice & joysticks
- Fax Machines
- Circuit boards & other circuitry
- Electronic cables and wiring
If you have too much cardboard for your recycling bin, it can be dropped off for recycling.
Polystyrene is identifiable by the lettering EPS, PS or the plastic identification code 6. It is inflexible and will crack when you try to bend it.
- Bulky white expanded polystyrene packaging (coded EPS, PS or code 6), such as those used when packaging appliances or in packing boxes. Please remove tape, plastic and other contaminants, and ensure the material is clean and dry.
What will not be accepted?
The following items can be taken to Tamala Park or Balcatta Recycling Centre. Fees may apply; contact the site for more details.
- Any items not listed above as being accepted
- Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) out of casing, smashed or cracked screens.
- Whitegoods, such as air conditioners, fridges, freezers, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, microwaves, digital cameras, DVD/VCR/CD players, radios, power tools, audio visual equipment, and any other household electrical items not included on the accepted e-waste list
- Any contaminated equipment or other hazardous waste e.g. Smoke Alarms, EPIRBs, car batteries, explosive materials or items.
- Furniture (including mattresses and lounges)
- More than 4 tyres from each household (types as listed above)
- Polystyrene take away containers, meat trays, coffee cups, beanbag beans, construction insulation, polyethylene foam, packing peanuts/popcorn, pool noodles or any other type of expanded plastic. Please dispose of these items via your domestic waste bin.
Marmion Avenue, Mindarie
Tel: 9306 6303
Balcatta Recycling Centre
238 Balcatta Road, Balcatta
Tel: 9205 8555