Residents can drop off domestic amounts of e-waste, batteries, and recyclables at waste depots in Aberdeen, Merriwa, Murrurundi and Scone.
While there are costs to Council to provide and run the free e-waste service, correctly disposing of e-waste is good for human health and the environment.
Recycling means that useful material is collected, diverted from landfill and reduces the need to mine more natural resources. Correctly disposing of e-waste ensures that hazardous materials including lead, bromine, mercury and zinc do not leach out from landfills into waterways.
Second hand goods
Residents can browse and buy crockery, books, CDs, camping gear, furniture and more.
E-waste is accepted
Home office and entertainment equipment: Televisions, computers, monitors (without broken screens), laptops, printers, photocopiers, fax machines, scanners, servers, projectors, DVD players and video recorders, computer peripherals such as joysticks, electronic games, CDs, DVDs, tapes (videos, cassettes) and cameras, mobile phones and landlines.
Household appliances and tools: Small household appliances including vacuum cleaners, microwaves, stereos, and pedestal fans, power tools such drills, circular saws and power boards, electric lawnmowers, electric trimmers and electric leaf blowers.
Items NOT accepted
Gas powered items, whitegoods including fridges and washing machines, hazardous waste such as chemicals, paints and pesticides, smoke alarms and fire extinguishers, fluorescent tubes and energy saving light globes (CFLs).
Upper Hunter Shire Council
Phone: 02 6540 1100
Fax: 02 6545 2671
Upper Hunter Shire Council is a local government authority and provides an extensive array of services including health and building; town planning; aged care; sporting and recreational facilities; roads; libraries; garbage collection; airport facilities; saleyards; public venues; water; children, youth and families and tourist information.