Bankstown Mayor, Clr Khal Asfour is urging residents to participate in the free e-waste collection service scheduled for February 25 at Bankstown Paceway.
“Bankstown Council and Visy have once again teamed up to provide our community with an invaluable opportunity to recycle their electronic waste,” said the Mayor of Bankstown Clr Khal Asfour.
"This initiative is part of Council’s efforts to make Bankstown more sustainable and environmentally friendly. It is also great chance for our community to rid their homes of unwanted items.
"I encourage all residents to take full advantage of this free service, and help reduce the tonnes of e-waste that ends up as landfill each year, rather than being recycled into new products," Mayor Asfour said.Residents are encouraged to bring along items such as computer equipment, electric tools, televisions, telephones, DVD players, cabling and any large of small pieces of electronic equipment gathering dust at home. Chairman of Council’s Waste Task force Clr Alex Kuskoff said:"Every year, tonnes of e-waste ends up on our streets and as landfill rather than being recycled into new products.
“The e-waste collection day has been organised to help residents correctly recycle and dispose their electronic waste.
"I encourage all Bankstown residents to bring their unwanted e-waste and take advantage of this free service."
As this service is only available for Bankstown residents, a proof of address is required on the day.
The gates at Bankstown Paceway, Eldridge Street, Condell Park open at 9am and close at 3.30pm.
To find out more information about Council’s free E-Waste Collection program contact Council on 9707 9999 or go to www.bankstown.nsw.gov.au