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    Sydneysiders urged to use free e-waste service

    Published on 30 January 2019, Wednesday, 5:54 AM

    The City of Sydney has announced its annual recycling day again, enabling the public to recycle their unloved mobile phones, computers and televisions for free.

    More than 500 drop-offs were made last year, amounting to 21 tonnes of electronic waste recycled as part of the yearly event.

    The rapid development of technology is contributing to the growing waste, with the federal government expecting the amount of discarded electronics to grow exponentially in the next ten years.

    "As households upgrade old or broken electronic equipment, it's important not to throw them away with the regular waste or just leave them on the street," City of Sydney chief executive officer Monica Barone said.

    "We're asking residents to change channels on e-waste by using our free e-waste recycling service."

    Televisions and computers contain toxic chemicals such as arsenic, mercury and lead, which if disposed incorrectly can pollute waterways.

    Sydneysiders are urged to drop off their e-waste on September 9 at the City of Sydney's Bay Street depot in Ultimo from 9am to 3pm.

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