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TechCollect and Fairfield City Council provide free recycling collection day for unwanted TVs and computers

Posted by | August 17, 2012 | E-Waste, Events, TechCollect | No Comments

The Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform Limited (ANZRP) have developed the TechCollect program; a free e-waste recycling service for the general public and small business to drop-off unwanted televisions and computer products.

In partnership with the Fairfield City Council, the TechCollect program will be a running a free
e-waste collection event at Wetherill Park on Saturday 18 August from 8:30am until 3:30pm. The event will be held at Cnr Davis and Wildemere Road Wetherill Park NSW.

Unwanted computers, computer accessories and televisions can be dropped off for recycling, free of charge. The collected e-waste will then be recycled for use in manufacturing new products, instead of going into landfill.

TechCollect is fully funded by ANZRP’s members, more than 60 manufacturers and importers of televisions and computer products, that have chosen ANZRP to deliver sustainable environmental outcomes on their behalf; companies who are putting environmental outcomes first.

“ANZRP, on behalf of our members, is delighted to introduce this free nationwide recycling service which will assist in significantly reducing the volume of e-waste that ends up in landfill. We encourage the general public and small businesses to dispose of their end of life (EOL) televisions and computer products in an environmentally sustainable way, which TechCollect is able to guarantee,” said Carmel Dollisson, Chief Executive Officer, ANZRP.

“Australia’s e-waste issue can only be tackled by companies and communities working together, we take product stewardship seriously and look forward to working with our members, local councils and recyclers to provide communities with a free sustainable recycling service.” said Ms Dollisson.

Some important points

  • This collection is for the general public and small business only
  • For expediency and your safety, please remain in your vehicle at the drop-off site
  • It is your responsibility to delete any data from your devices
  • For further information on ewaste recycling visit www.techcollect.com.au

Items accepted:

  • Computer equipment including any brand of  desktop, laptop, monitors, mice, keyboards, cables, drives and computer-related peripherals.
  • Printers and scanners
  • Televisions

Items NOT accepted:

  • Game consoles
  • Video recorders and DVD player
  • Whitegoods and household appliances (e.g. vacuum cleaners, microwaves)
  • Power tools
  • Non-computer batteries
  • Radios and stereo equipment

The public can also call the TechCollect enquiries number on 1300 229 837

About TechCollect
TechCollect is the public face of the Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform Limited (ANZRP), one of three government approved co-regulatory arrangements for the implementation of the Federal government’s Product Stewardship Act 2011 and the new National Computer & Television Recycling Scheme (NCTRS). For more information visit www.techcollect.com.au

About Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform
Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform Limited (ANZRP) is a not for profit, industry run member body established to collect and recycle electronic waste on behalf of its members. For more information visit www.anzrp.com.au

About the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme
The National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme is funded and implemented by the television and computer industry and regulated by the Australian Government under the Product Stewardship Act 2011 and the Product Stewardship (Televisions and Computers) Regulations 2011.

For media enquiries:
Garry Petroff – Marketing Communications Officer
Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform Limited
T: (03) 9020 2222  E: garry.petroff@anzrp.com.au