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Electrical Drop-off day – Saturday 31st May 2014

An item from the useful ReThink Your Rubbish newsletter from the City of Greater Geelong.  This newsletter and other waste and recycling information available at: http://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/council/reports/article/item/8cb96334370b7cf.aspx

Free electrical drop off day

What do you do with the old toaster or kettle once it’s broken?

These items can’t be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin.

Often small electrical appliances are put into the garbage bin. They then end up at landfill wasting valuable resources and leading to environmental damage.

The good news is that the City will be running a free drop off day in May 2014.

Electrical items contain a range of materials that can be separated for recycling and used in new products. Material collected on the day will be recycled by GDP Industries, a local Geelong business.

When and Where

The drop off day will be held on Saturday 31 May 2014 from 8:00am to 3:00pm.

The location is the Potato Shed, 41 Peninsula Drive, Drysdale. (Melways 470 F3)

What you can bring

Residents will be able to drop off

  • Amplifiers
  • Blenders
  • Bread makers
  • Cassette players
  • Coffee machines
  • Compact disks players
  • DVD players
  • Electrical hand tools
  • Fans
  • Food mixers
  • Food processors
  • Hairdryers
  • Irons
  • Kettles
  • Microwaves
  • Mobile phones
  • Playstations consoles
  • Radios
  • Record players
  • Rice Cookers
  • Sewing machine
  • Slow cookers
  • Stereo equipment /speakers
  • Toasters
  • Vacuums cleaners
  • Video players
  • Xbox consoles

Please note: Television are not accepted. These can be dropped off for free at the Drysdale Resource Recovery Centre anytime during business hours.

This event is part of the City of Greater Geelong’s recycling program and is conducted in conjunction with GDP Industries.



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