A-Z Reuse and Recycling

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Televisions

Environmental Issues

E-waste includes electronic equipment such as computers, televisions and printers. Its disposal in Australia is a significant problem as we have a fast uptake and turnover of electronic products. When e-waste is dumped in our landfills the materials and chemical components used to make computer equipment such as lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic can leach into and harm our environment.

Reuse Method

Can you give your TV away or sell it? (if reusable) to charity, such as:

  • Log onto Ziilch: A reuse and upcycling website. List your unwanted items to give away and receive goods from others for FREE.  Members can request items and arrange a mutually convenient time for collection. Ziilch aims to help keep perfectly good stuff out of landfill and off the naturestrip. Consider passing on your item to someone who can use it.
  • ReUseIt: Alternatively, try a similar website to find new uses for your unwanted items that would otherwise be thrown into the trash.

Recycle Method

  • Drop off your old TVs at Hawkesbury City Council Waste Management Facility (The Driftway, South Windsor) for a small fee or for free at the TechCollect Centre, Marsden Park (920 Richmond Road, Marsden Park)

Alternatively, for more information:


 

Textiles and Clothes

Environmental Issues

The production and manufacture of all fabrics and clothes has an environmental impact. Cotton is the most pesticide intensive crop in the world; polyester manufacture (and other synthetic fabrics) is an energy intensive process and is made from petroleum; and to produce a single pair of jeans 6,800 litres of water is needed. Considering all of the above, donating your unwanted clothes to charity for reuse saves resources.

Disposal Method

If in a reasonable condition, donate your unwanted clothes to:

  • Anglicare Op Shop– 205 Windsor St, Richmond - Phone: (02) 4578 4135
  • Salvos Store– cnr Lennox & Paget Streets, Richmond - Phone: (02) 4578 3560
  • Vinnies:
    • Windsor 256 George Street - Phone: (02) 4577 4880
    • Richmond 1 / 328 Windsor Street - Phone: (02) 4578 0599
    • Riverstone Shop 3 / 33 Pitt Street - Phone: (02) 9627 3756

 

Toys

Environmental Issues

Give your toys a new home by donating them to a charity.

Disposal Method

If in a reasonable condition, donate your unwanted toys to:

  • Anglicare Op Shop: 205 Windsor St, Richmond - Phone: (02) 4578 4135
  • Salvos Store: cnr Lennox & Paget Streets, Richmond - Phone: (02) 4578 3560
  • Vinnies:
    • Windsor 256 George Street - Phone: (02) 4577 4880
    • Richmond 1 / 328 Windsor Street - Phone: (02) 4578 0599
    • Riverstone Shop 3 / 33 Pitt Street - Phone: (02) 9627 3756

Tyres - Car and Motorbike

Environmental Issues

Thousands of tonnes of tyres each year are illegally dumped, usually in our precious bushland and waterways which can produce severe health hazards and environmental damage. The removal of illegally dumped tyres costs millions of dollars per year. Sending tyres to landfill results in the failure to take advantage of a valuable resource.

Disposal Method

Motorbike, passenger car or smaller tyre recycling does have a cost involved. Contact the following:

  • Hawkesbury City Waste Management Facility: The Driftway, South Windsor -
    Phone: (02) 4560 4684
  • Tyrehouse Tyre & Mechanical: cnr Macquarie & Brabyn St, Windsor - Phone: (02) 4577 6262
  • Colonial Tyre Service: Unit 1, 6 Charles St, North Richmond - Phone: (02) 4571 4044


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