Launch of e-waste recycling service at Kimbriki 18 October 2012

Kimbriki at Terrey Hills is now the home to DHL’s first free e-waste drop off point in Sydney, following a launch by Senator the Hon Don Farrel, Australian Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water, DHL and Mayors and Councillors from Warringah, Pittwater, Mosman and Manly councils.

Householders and small businesses within Sydney will be able to take their old or unwanted televisions, computers and associated computer products to the Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre Drop Zone where the product will be accepted for recycling free of charge.  Kimbriki is the first Sydney location for DHL as a part of its 18 month roll-out across the nation and the first of 7 sites DHL will open across the Sydney region.

The National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme involves a combination of government regulation and industry action to help reduce the amount of television and computer waste going to landfill and to increase the recovery of resources.

The Scheme aims to boost the recycling rate of these products from 17 per cent in 2010 to 80 per cent by 2021-22.

Kerbside collection and disposal of e-waste to landfill was banned in 2009 by the SHOROC councils (Manly, Mosman, Pittwater and Warringah). More than 90 per cent of e-waste material is now being recycled.

Already a leader in waste management education and practice, the drop zone at Kimbriki now provides residents in the SHOROC region with a free e-waste recycling service.

The industry funded National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme is regulated by the Australian Government under the landmark Product Stewardship Act 2011.