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Why recycle e-Waste?
To REDUCE the use of Natural Resources

The metals, glass and plastics used in making electronic goods are mined from the earth's naturally produced resources. These resources are limited in the amount that can be extracted. The extraction of these natural resources also disturbs plants and animals residing in these areas.

Recycling the metals, glass and plastics in electronic goods also reduces the amount of water and energy that are used in the manufacturing process compared to using virgin produced metals, glass and plastics.

To REDUCE pollution

Monitors and screens contain toxic chemicals including barium, phosphor, lead and hexavalent chromium and other electronic goods also contain various chemicals that are harmful to the environment. These materials pose no threat while they are contained within equipment, but if they are disposed of in landfill, they could eventually leach into nearby waterways and the environment.

To REDUCE clutter around your home

Some people keep electronic goods in the hope one day they will get them repaired or they are unsure where they should be correctly disposed of. If you take advantage of the e-waste drop off service, all of your unwanted electrical waste will be recycled instead of being disposed of in our landfill.


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Singleton Council
PO Box 314 Singleton NSW 2330
Ph: 02 6578 7290