Free e-waste dump at Redland Bay

A free e-waste collection point will be available at Redland Bay Waste Transfer Station from Tuesday with a Birkdale Waste Transfer Station e-waste collection point to follow in June.

The collection point will open a week after the country switched off analogue free-to-air TV signals turning to digital transmission on May 28.

 Mayor Karen Williams said residents could give their old TVs a new life by buying a set top box.

Redland City spokesperson for the environment Cr Paul Gleeson said it was important residents recycled e-waste rather than dumping it with general waste.

  “These items can’t go in the normal kerbside recycling bin, so I encourage residents to use the new e-waste drop-off point at Redland Bay or hold on to their e-waste a little longer until the Birkdale collection point is up and running.”

TVs without broken screens, computers, laptops, computer mouses, cables – printer, computer, laptop, keyboards, printers, scanners, monitors, hard drives and circuit boards will all be accepted at Redland Bay tip.

Set top boxes, Video/DVD recorder/player, Stereos, Mobile phones and chargers, Telephones, Microwaves, kettles or toasters, Vacuum cleaners, Hair dryers/shavers, Alarm clocks, Light globes or tubes are all considered general waste.  

 For details, phone RedWaste on 1300 362 036.

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