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Reuse and Recycle

From eNews 535 – Friday, 25 February 2011

The City's next e-waste recycling day is on Sunday 6 March, but before you recycle think about re-using your unwanted goods.

If your electrical equipment is still working, you can give it away to people who might need it through organisations such as FreeCycle or Ozcycle. These online recycling communities help the environment and reduce landfill by helping people give away things they no longer need.

Since Ozcycle was launched in 2007, large and small items have been offered for free through its Classifieds. People have given away everything from pianos, cars, books, televisions, computers and fridges to wedding dresses and fish tanks to others who need them.

If your computer, microwave, DVD player or other electronic equipment is damaged or broken, bring it along to the City of Sydney's free e-waste collection day next Sunday. The collection is open to all City of Sydney residents.

Since our e-waste collections began in 2008, Sydney residents have dropped off more than 2,600 old televisions, computers and other pieces of electronic equipment with 95 per cent of the raw materials being recycled and made into new products.


  E-waste Collection Day: Sunday 6 March, from 9am to 3pm at the Bay Street depot, Ultimo.

  More information on the City's waste and recycling policies, including a complete list of the items that can be collected for recycling go to: www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/zerowaste/* Other opportunities for recycling, reusing, donating or 'gifting': http://recyclingnearyou.com.au, www.ozrecycle.com or www.freecycle.org.au

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