E-waste collection

By | General News

What is e-waste? They are any electronic devices we don’t use anymore because it is superseded or broken. It includes TV’s, computers, printers, keyboards, screens, hard drives, mouses, cords, mobile phones, batteries, DVD and CD players, globes and fluoro tubes.

Collection dates: Monday August 20, Wednesday August 22 and Friday August 24. Bring all your items along. Mark has kindly agreed to receive them, but I am confident that we can collect a lot more than fits in his vehicle.

There are several places to which you can take the items directly if you prefer not to show your “dirty linen” to the whole group!

For Nillumbik residents, the Yan Yean Rd depot takes all of those items without charge I understand. Edendale Farm takes many of the smaller items – batteries, mobiles, CDs and DVDs, globes and fluoro tubes. They also take corks, x-rays (out of their envelopes), toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes.

For Banyule residents, Banyule Waste Recovery Centre, Waterdale Rd, Bellfield takes all e-waste mentioned above for free.

For Whittlesea residents there are a couple of options. Ask Mark for details.

So, let’s get searching out all those cupboards and corners where you have hidden all these items and fill Mark’s van and more. You have got 3 weeks, long enough for you to get the job done and not too long that you can forget!

Weekend Walk Saturday 18th

By | Weekend Walk

This month’s walk will be along the Maribyrnong River with lunch at the Anglers’ Tavern Maribyrnong. I propose two walks, a medium and an easy. The medium takes us around sweeping bends, both high and low, following the perimeter of the derelict munitions precinct. Great vistas of the city and beyond.

Easy to start at the same place but proceeds in the opposite direction. Also following sweeping bends, the walk initially travels east then south. Lovely parklands and water birds to take in. Both walks are there and back.

I need to know numbers by Wednesday 15th so I can firm booking at the pub. Please indicate which walk you will be attending. Carpooling will be from the Diamond Valley Sports Complex. Let me know if you can be a driver or need a lift. Depending on numbers, one of the walks may not proceed. More details later.


Mark marwat@bigpond.net.au

0417 343 751