Up­grades for e-waste

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Stawell and St Ar­naud trans­fer sta­tions will re­ceive $100,000 up­grades through Sus­tain­abil­ity Vic­to­ria’s E-waste In­fra­struc­ture Grants Pro­gram.

With the State Gov­ern­ment ban­ning the dis­posal of e-waste to land­fill from July 1, 2019, the grants will al­low coun­cils to con­struct en­closed sheds for trans­fer sta­tions to re­ceive and safely man­age ris­ing vol­umes of e-waste.

The term ‘e-waste’ is used to de­scribe any­thing with a plug or bat­tery that is at the end of its use­ful life, such as mo­bile phones, com­put­ers, au­dio de­vices, re­frig­er­a­tors, hair dry­ers and so on.

North­ern Grampians Shire Mayor Tony Driscoll wel­comed the fund­ing.

“We cer­tainly ap­pre­ci­ate the as­sis­tance by the State Gov­ern­ment in en­abling us to up­grade our trans­fer sta­tions to ac­com­mo­date more e-waste,” he said.

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