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Recycling electronics cables in Canberra

By 22 March 2014 4

Like most people, I have a stash of useless cables and chargers, full of copper and other metals (probably a few toxic ones). It seems Canberra’s e-waste recycling is limited to larger items like TVs, phones and computers, and hasn’t extended to cables (happy to be corrected).

Can TAMS please arrange a collection? For lovers of infrastructure, this video shows how cables can be recycled to recover the valuable materials inside.

 

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4 Responses to Recycling electronics cables in Canberra
#1
TAMSMediaRoom1:11 pm, 24 Mar 14

All cords and cables that connect your computer components together (ie: monitor to keyboard, mouse to computer, power cords etc) are accepted as part of the e-waste program.

The Green Shed at Mugga and Mitchell Resource Management Centres will accept electrical cords and cables for recycling free of charge.

In relation to chargers, phone chargers are accepted for recycling for free as part of the Mobile Muster initiative and can be dropped off at any mobile muster station or posted to mobile muster in a pre-paid satchel available free at Australia post outlets. More information is available at http://www.mobilemuster.com.au

Unwanted mobile phone and reusable battery chargers can also be taken to Battery World in Phillip free of charge.

Feel free to send us any recycling enquiries to no_waste@act.gov.au or look at our A to Z online recycling guide at http://www.tams.act.gov.au/recycling-waste

#2
Paul00754:39 pm, 28 Mar 14

Speaking of recycling. I’d like to see weekly recycling collection in the ACT. The recycling bin is overflowing by mid-week sometimes. It’s not always viable to take the recycling beyond the yard to a recycling centre. The normal waste bin is lucky to go out more often than once a fortnight.

#3
IrishPete9:22 pm, 28 Mar 14

Paul0075 said :

Speaking of recycling. I’d like to see weekly recycling collection in the ACT. The recycling bin is overflowing by mid-week sometimes. It’s not always viable to take the recycling beyond the yard to a recycling centre. The normal waste bin is lucky to go out more often than once a fortnight.

Write to Shane – I am sure he is on your side.

I will be trying to achieve this in my jurisdiction. Especially now we have green waste bins.

IP

#4
caf11:46 pm, 28 Mar 14

Paul0075 said :

Speaking of recycling. I’d like to see weekly recycling collection in the ACT. The recycling bin is overflowing by mid-week sometimes. It’s not always viable to take the recycling beyond the yard to a recycling centre. The normal waste bin is lucky to go out more often than once a fortnight.

You can request an additional recycling bin through an online form, it costs the princely sum of $4.75/month.

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