Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
MARK June 12 and 13 in your diary and get ready to help the environment.

From 9am to 4pm on both days, the City of Bayswater is again supporting Perth regional councils and Apple computers on a free e-waste recycling event across the metropolitan area.

Following on from World Environment Day on June 5, it’s an opportunity to get rid of old computers, televisions, home office equipment, electronic games and consoles and entertainment equipment in an environmentally-safe way.

Last year, more than 4000 people attended the two-day event which resulted in the collection of more than 205 tonnes of e-waste – the equivalent of 15 shipping containers – which was later recycled by Sims E-recycling.

“There’s an estimated 9.2 million computers in use around Australia with another 2 million expected to enter the market this year,” Bayswater Mayor Terry Kenyon said.

“About 3 million computers will also reach the end of their life, which amounts to thousands of tonnes of electronic waste made up of obsolete computers, monitors, games consoles and other equipment.

“This frequent upgrading of electronic equipment has led to an e-waste surplus, which can harm the environment if not disposed of correctly.”

City of Bayswater residents can take their e-waste to the City of Swan Operations Centre, on the corner of Bishop Road and Great Northern Highway, or the City of Stirling Administration Centre, on the corner of Civic Place and Cedric Street.

Products not accepted include whitegoods, overhead projectors, kitchen appliances, hazardous waste, contaminated equipment, broken glass or monitors and batteries that are not an integral part of the system.

“Like last year, schools are also welcome to bring in their unwanted e-waste items,” Mayor Kenyon said.

“It’s also been estimated these collection days have saved metropolitan regional councils about $200,000 in e-waste recycling costs.”

All items collected over the June 12-13 weekend will be manually dismantled and components such as plastic, metal, copper, silver, nickel and glass sent for recycling.

The e-waste recycling event was introduced as a part of Apple’s commitment to corporate responsibility and international environmental plan.

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e-waste 001-003: City of Bayswater employee Rebecca Gunner ready for the e-waste recycling weekend on June 12 and 13.

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City of Bayswater

The City of Bayswater is a local government area in the inner north-eastern suburbs of the West Australian capital city of Perth, about 9km north-east of Perth's CBD, and includes the suburbs of Bayswater, Beford, Embleton, Maylands, Morley and Noranda and parts of Mount Lawley and Dianella. It covers an area of 32.8 square kilometres and has a population of 55,801.

Originally, the Bayswater Road District was created in 1897 and, in 1961, it became a shire before attaining City status in 1983. The City of Bayswater is divided into four wards and represented by 11 councillors with the Mayor elected from among the councillors.

Recent developments in the City of Bayswater include the opening of the Galleria shopping centre in 1994, on the site of the old Boans building that burnt down in 1986. Morley is now the largest commercial district outside of Perth and Fremantle and further growth is expected.
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