Tuesday, 25 June 2024

E-waste drop-off days encourage residents to reduce landfill

We're encouraging residents to dispose of their e-waste the greener way by introducing two free e-waste drop-off days each year.

Residents and ratepayers have the opportunity to dispose of items like like computers, DVD players and other e-waste for free by bringing it to the City's Operations Centre during the designated drop-off days in July and December.

The service is in support of the State Government's commitment to banning e-waste disposal in landfills by 2024. The drop-off days provide residents an easy, local way to support the environment while cleaning up following the e-waste to landfill ban coming into effect in July 2024.

Support was received from the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation through the E-waste Infrastructure grants program which has allocated funding to boost WA's collection and recycling network of e-waste.

The first e-waste drop-off day of the year will be held on Saturday 13 July 2024 at the City of Belmont Operations Centre between 9am and 1pm. Read the E-waste Drop-off Day Fact Sheet.

For more information visit the event webpage.

Items that will be accepted at the e-waste drop-of day: 

  • Batteries
  • Cameras
  • Cardboard
  • Computers, laptops, and tablets **
  • Computer peripherals and accessories
  • Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) – please remove any tapes or stickers.
  • Gaming console
  • Light Globes
  • Mobile phones **
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Remote controls (without batteries)
  • Server Equipment
  • Small household appliances
  • Speakers
  • TVs
  • VCRs and DVD players
** It is important to save and delete any personal data or documents from your devices before dropping it off. The City does not accept any liability for your personal data or documents stored on devices once they are dropped off. Instructions on how to erase phone and hard drive data can be found on the product manufacturer's support page, instructions or website.

Items that will not be accepted at the e-waste drop-off day: 

  • Whitegoods (e.g. fridges, freezers, dishwashers, ovens)
  • Commercial equipment
  • Items not included on the 'items we can accept' list.

The e-waste events were helped by support from The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation. Specifically through E-waste Infrastructure grants program which allocated funding to boost WA’- collection and recycling network of electrical and electronic waste. The grant comes as a part of the state government’s commitment to banning e-waste disposal in landfills in 2024.

For further information please contact Infrastructure Services on 9477 7104 or at belmont@belmont.wa.gov.au.