THE Borough of Queenscliff Council’s annual e-waste drop-off day has accumulated 9,758 kilograms of old, broken and unwanted electronic waste items.
The e-waste received at the 2018 event was made up of 5,741 kilograms of televisions and computer monitors, 484 kilograms of hard drives, laptops and keyboards, 1,681 kilograms of printers, and 1,782 kilograms of household appliances such as radios, telephones and power tools.
Borough of Queenscliffe Mayor Susan Salter joined the queue to dispose of her e-waste responsibly.
“Because of our dedicated and conscientious ratepayers, Council has collected a total of 56,429 kilograms of e-waste since we introduced the drop-off event in 2012,” Cr Salter said.
“That’s a significant amount of e-waste being recycled instead of going to landfill.
“My congratulations to everyone involved.
“It was great to see so many of our ratepayers in the queue at this year’s event.”
The total weight of e-waste items received at Council’s 2018 drop-off day is an increase of almost 18 per cent compared to last year’s event.
This builds on the increase of 11.5 per cent from the 2016 to 2017 events.
Community feedback on the popular annual event continues to very positive.
The state government has committed to a ban on e-waste in landfill that will start on July 1 2019.