Manningham residents can now recycle more household products, following the installation of recycling stations around the municipality.
Items that can be safely recycled include:
- Household batteries
- Fluoro tubes and fluoro globes
- Printer cartridges
- Small e-waste items like mobile phones, cameras and accessories
- DVDs and CDs
The new recycling stations can be found at:
- Warrandyte Library - 168 Yarra Street, Warrandyte
- Doncaster Library - 687 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster
- Manningham Council Depot - 620-628 Blackburn Rd, Doncaster East
Mayor, Cr Michelle Kleinert is pleased that the recycling stations will make recycling easier in Manningham.
“Batteries and small e-waste items can contain hazardous materials like lead and mercury. These items need to be recycled by special processors.”
“95-98% of the materials accepted at the recycling stations can be recycled and reused if disposed of correctly. The stations offer an easy way to protect our environment and recover more precious resources.”
The Victorian Government banned e-waste from going to landfill in 2019, because of the environmental damage that it can cause. Most e-waste contains valuable materials which can be recycled. E-waste contains hazardous materials, such as heavy metals like lead, mercury and cadmium, which should be kept out of landfill.
Larger e-waste items can be disposed of by booking a hard waste collection if you have a Council residential waste service or by dropping off the items at your closest recycling centre in Bellfield, Plenty, Vermont South and Wantirna South.
Find more information about the best way to recycle at Manningham