Safe e-waste and chemical disposal for all residents

One of my priorities since becoming Mayor has been to make our City a clean and attractive place.

That includes providing the community with ways to dispose of waste that isn’t harmful to our environment. 

Council will hold its annual free E-waste and Chemical Recycling Drop Off Day on Sunday 20 August and I am inviting residents to take this opportunity to correctly dispose of old and unwanted chemicals and e-waste items. 

Over the years many homes accumulate unwanted items such as broken televisions, small kitchen appliances and chemicals, including old paint cans and household cleaners. If not disposed of correctly, these items can be harmful to the environment because they can contaminate our waterways and potentially cause disease. 

Last year, Council collected almost 39 tonnes of chemical waste and e-waste, all of which was disposed of responsibly or recycled by Council. 

The event demonstrates Council’s commitment to making Fairfield City a clean and attractive place for the community, which is one of the top priorities identified by the community in our 2016-2026 City Plan. 

There are also many more programs underway including Council’s annual Spring Clean-Up Day in October. This initiative is in addition to the two free clean and green kerbside pick-ups that residents have each year, to help people responsibly dispose of their unwanted bulky and household items. 

We all need to work together to keep our City and planet clean for future generations. Visit www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/wasteandrecycling for more information on the E-waste and Chemical Recycling Drop Off Day or phone 9725 0222.

Collecting e-waste and more at Fairfield Showground in 2016.
 

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