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February 5, 2021

South Burnett Regional Council has introduced a free e-waste recycling service in the region.

E-waste can now be left for recycling in dedicated e-waste skip bins at the Kingaroy, Murgon, Wondai and Nanango waste facilities.

The dedicated e-waste skip bins can accept:

  • Televisions – including plasma, cathode ray tube, LDC and rear projection TVs
  • Computer equipment – including laptops, notebooks, desktops, CPUs, computer monitors, printers, multi-function devices, cards and motherboards, web cameras, CD and DVD drives, hard drives, floppy drives, mice and trackballs, scanners, keyboards, joysticks and gamepads, and electrical transformers designed to be housed in the same cabinet as the CPU
  • Small electrical items with a power source – including power tools, kettles, microwaves, heaters, toasters and hair dryers.

Disposal of e-waste through Council’s regular waste collection service is not encouraged and recycling of e-waste can often be difficult as they contain materials that require specialised recycling.

“Council is constantly looking for ways to implement and enhance recycling options within the South Burnett and we are excited to be able to offer e-waste recycling free of cost to the public,” Cr Roz Frohloff said.

“The implementation of e-waste recycling at Council’s major waste facilities will make it easier for South Burnett residents to dispose of their e-waste responsibly.”

Council’s e-waste recycling program complements its participation in the MobileMuster program, where old mobile phones can be deposited in designated receptacles at Council’s Customer Service Centres.


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One Response to "E-Waste Skips Now At Tips"

  1. Michelle Smith  February 8, 2021

    Wondai’s is not operating yet. Had to take an old plasma TV to dump yesterday and was told to put it in general waste bin, not a specifically allocated one.

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