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What can I bring to Edendale for recycling?

You can bring the following items (free of charge) to Edendale for recycling:

  • old mobile phones;
  • fluorescent tubes and globes ; and
  • a variety of batteries;
  • clean soft plastic bags

Take items to the Edendale Reception Office between 9.30am and 4.30pm.

 

Mobile phones

Your old mobile phone with battery still connected and accessories including charger should be bundled together and placed in the Mobile Muster bin at  Edendale reception. Alternately, place your bundle in into a reply paid recycling postal envelope and send it to MobileMuster. 

MobileMuster is a free mobile phone recycling program that accepts all brands and types of mobile phones, plus their batteries, chargers and accessories. It's the industry's way of ensuring mobile phone products don't end up in landfill - but instead are recycled in a safe, secure and ethical way.

  

Fluorescent tubes and light globes

Old fluorescent lamps and globes can be brought to Edendale for recycling, simply place them in the box in the reception area. 

Fluorescent lamps contain the toxic chemical mercury. Mercury can contaminate our waterways, bushland and environment. Mercury can contaminate our waterways, bushland and environment. Fluorescent lamp recycling separates the lamps components and removes the dangerous mercury. The mercury is then distilled and reused safely. The aluminium and glass are also recycled into new products such as glass wool to insulate homes.

 

Which batteries can be recycled at Edendale?

  • Camera batteries
  • TV/DVD/Stereo remote control batteries
  • Laptop computer batteries
  • Power Drill batteries
  • Smoke alarm batteries

Place batteries in the box in the reception area.

You can also take your batteries to Nillumbik Shire Council Office or the Nillumbik Recycling & Recovery Centre 

Every year, over 8000 tonnes of batteries end up in landfill across Australia. The battery’s casing then dissolves allowing metals and chemicals to leach into the environment.

 

Redcycle - clean soft plastic bag recycling

The Redcycle collection bin is for clean empty bread bags, biscuit packets, frozen food bags, rice & pasta bags, confectionary packets, plastic shopping bags and old reusable bags. Your empty packaging will be recycled into useful new products such as sturdy outdoor furniture and signage.

 

 

More information

Visit the Nillumbik Shire Council website

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