Gan­nawarra is gear­ing for 2019 e-waste bans

The Riverine Herald - - FRONT PAGE -

TWO SITES in the Gan­nawarra Shire have been se­lected to re­ceive up­grades in prepa­ra­tion for the Vic­to­rian Gov­ern­ment’s e-waste ban to be in­tro­duced on July 1, 2019.

This fol­lows a $15 mil­lion com­mit­ment from the Vic­to­rian gov­ern­ment ear­lier in 2018 to up­grade more than 130 e-waste col­lec­tion sites across Vic­to­ria.

Trans­fer sta­tions at Kerang and Co­huna have been se­lected as sites to re­ceive fund­ing for up­grades.

“The sites were se­lected by the Vic­to­rian Gov­ern­ment based on pop­u­la­tion and ac­ces­si­bil­ity to nearby smaller towns,” Cr Gib­son said.

The old Kerang Trans­fer Sta­tion of­fice is sched­uled to be de­mol­ished dur­ing Novem­ber, with new e-waste dis­posal and re­cy­cling sheds to be built at both the Kerang and Co­huna trans­fer sta­tions over the com­ing months.

To help fur­ther re­duce land­fill, Lal­bert Trans­fer Sta­tion has re­ceived a new re­cy­cling trailer while the Quam­bat­ook Trans­fer Sta­tion has seen im­prove­ments to ac­com­mo­date waste and re­cy­cling

“The up­grades will mean that all e-waste in­clud­ing any item that has bat­ter­ies, a plug or cord will be able to be re­cy­cled,” Cr Gib­son said. “In the lead up to the Vic­to­rian e-waste ban Coun­cil in part­ner­ship with Sus­tain­abil­ity Vic­to­ria will con­tinue to raise aware­ness around e-waste and how to dis­pose of these items cor­rectly.”

Go to gan­nawarra.vic.gov.au/Prop­erty/Rub­bish/Trans­fer­S­ta­tions#sec­tion-6

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