E-waste can now be recycled at Cove Hill
by Brighton Council
Ever wondered if used electronic waste (e-waste) could be reused? A new electronic waste collection service is available in Brighton, creating more recycling options for residents and businesses. Brighton Council and the Resource Work Cooperative have organised an electronic or ‘e-waste’ collection point at the Cove Hill Waste Transfer Station. The electronic waste will be collected from Brighton, sorted through manual recycling in South Hobart, and then sent to various recycling facilities interstate and throughout the world.
The e-waste bin is open Friday to Monday and is used for disposal of:
- Computer parts
- Smart boards
- Power tools
- Car batteries (smaller batteries can be recycled at the Council Offices waste booth).
e-waste that cannot be recycled locally at this stage includes:
- Television screens (these can be recycled at Harvey Norman)
- Docking stations
- Kitchen appliances.
There is a list of smaller e-waste items such as mobile phones that can be recycled via the Brighton Council Offices foyer waste booth. If you have bulk computer changeovers that need recycling, head to www.brighton.tas.gov.au/ property/waste/ to check if it is the type of electronic waste that can be recycled.