Cloth­ing, e-waste col­lec­tion

Joondalup Weekender - - News -­mu­ni­ d472930 THE City of Joon­dalup is col­lect­ing elec­tronic waste and un­wanted clothes over the next two week­ends.

First is the free two-day e-waste col­lec­tion at Craigie Leisure Cen­tre this Satur­day and Sun­day.

The an­nual event gives res­i­dents an en­vi­ron­men­tally re­spon­si­ble way to re­cy­cle items, in­clud­ing tele­vi­sions, DVD and video play­ers, com­put­ers and equip­ment, fax ma­chines, ca­bles, printer car­tridges, elec­tronic games, stereos, cam­eras and MP3 play­ers.

Items not ac­cepted in­clude mi­crowaves, white­goods, small ap­pli­ances, vac­uum clean­ers, power tools and non-com­puter bat­ter­ies.

Peo­ple can drop off their waste at the back of the cen­tre be­tween 9am and 4pm and staff will be avail­able to help lift bulky goods.

On Septem­ber 2, the City will host its fifth cloth­ing and tex­tiles drop-off event fol­low­ing the ban of char­ity bins on pub­lic land in 2015.

“With Na­tional Home­less­ness Week still fresh in our minds, the City’s char­ity cloth­ing drop-off event is an ideal chance to do some­thing prac­ti­cal to help those do­ing it tough,” Mayor Troy Pickard said,

He urged peo­ple from all over Perth to get in­volved to help break the City’s “one-day do­na­tion record”, which stands at about 10 tonnes.

Col­lec­tion trucks from Angli­care WA, Vin­nies WA and the Salvos stores will be set up at the rear of Craigie Leisure Cen­tre and at the City’s ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ing on Boas Av­enue from 9am to 2pm.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey

Res­i­dent Emma from Bel­don tak­ing clothes and a com­puter to Joon­dalup Li­brary for re­cy­cling.

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