More than 700 people turned out to drop off their unwanted electronic goods for council’s e-waste day earlier this month, filling two shipping containers with computers, televisions and an assortment of other products, with many further saving emissions by walking to the drop-off point or catching public transport.
More than a third of participants dropped off computer-related goods, with other common items including small electricals, light bulbs and microwaves.
Recycling e-waste enables material to be recovered and recycled into new products and avoids potentially environmentally toxic material, such as lead and mercury, going to landfill.
Ahead of the next drop-off day on 27 August, Mosman residents can drop e-waste off for free at the Artarmon Community Recycling Centre or Kimbriki.
More than 700 people dropped off their unwanted electronic goods for council’s e-waste day earlier this month.