What is E-Waste
E-waste is another name for electronic waste. Some of these E-Waste materials listed below can be taken to the Ayr, Home Hill and Giru Waste Transfer Stations free of charge. Many of these materials contain metals and components which are not suitable to place into landfill. Recyling the materials will prevent the contaminants going to landfill.
E-waste is collected and recycled as part of the National Product Stewardship Program
E-Waste accepted includes:
Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) televisions
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) televisions
Rear Projection televisions
portable processing machines – ie laptops, notebooks & palm computers
desktops/central processing units (CPUs)
Muliti function devices that print, copy, scan and/or fax
compact disk drives
digital video disk drives
mouse and trackball
joysticks and gamepads
electrical transformers designed to be housed in same cabinet as the CPU
Burdekin Shire Council has two receptacles in the foyer at the council chambers at 145 Young Street, Ayr for Shire residents to dispose of used ink and printing cartridges.
These cartridges are then sent for recycling.