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designated collection points, retail outlets and Council's Customer Service
Centre, via the Blinky Bulb program.
Further information about Blinky Bulb can be found at:
PRINTER AND TONER CARTRIDGES
Printer and toner cartridges can be recycled at Australia Post offices,
Harvey Norman, Officeworks and cartridge suppliers free of charge.
White goods can be recycled at ACE Metals in Coronet Street, Wendouree
free of charge.
DVD PLAYERS, CD PLAYERS, VHS PLAYERS
Metal entertainment devices can be recycled at the Garden Recycling
Centre in Learmonth Street free of charge.
For more information about e-waste recycling please contact Aaron Izzard,
Environmental Programs Manager on 5320 5897.
So remember, you can recycle and think twice before you put it in the bin!
Have you ever been in a situation when you are moving house or doing a
clean up and not known what to do with your old computer equipment, TV
sets, mobile phones, white goods, batteries or DVD Players?
These products are known as e-waste and there are places in Ballarat
where you can recycle these items for minimal to no cost.
To assist Ballarat residents Council has put together this list outlining what
can be recycled and where.
Individuals and small businesses can recycle computer items via the
Byteback program. Unwanted computer equipment can be deposited at
Officeworks (166 Creswick Rd, Ballarat). Up to 10 items are accepted.
The Byteback program is being trialled in Victoria and is expected to run
until the end of 2009. It will assist the development of a national
framework for the responsible collection and disposal of end-of-life
Further information about the Byteback program can be found at:
Televisions sets can be recycled at Council's Transfer Station in Gillies Street
for free and the Garden Recycling Centre in Learmonth Street for a small fee.
Mobile phones and accessories contain concentrations of toxic heavy
metals or other metals including cadmium, lead, nickel, mercury,
manganese, lithium, zinc, arsenic, antimony, beryllium and copper.
Mobile phones can be recycled via the Aussie Recycling Program (ARP)
and Mobile Muster program at numerous locations within Ballarat. These
are mostly retail outlets but also Council's Phoenix building and Town Hall.
Further information about ARP can be found at: www.arp.net.au
Further information about Mobile Muster can be found at:
All kinds and quantities of batteries can be recycled at Council's Transfer
Station in Gillies Street free of charge.
FLUORECENT TUBES AND LAMPS
Residents can recycle fluorescent tubes and lamps at Council's Transfer
Station in Gillies Street free of charge. They can also be recycled at
Below: All types of batteries can be recycled at Council's Transfer Station in
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