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Factors combined for rail chaos
Commuters describe four-hour journeys
'Train' trip took three hours from Central
MacDonald apologises for train disruptions
Trackwork to be completed this week
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Molly celebrates 105th birthday
Australia Day activities on Woy Woy waterfront
Visit by NSW Maritime fails to result in fines
Ocean Beach area is dangerous, says Mehrtens
Tesch calls for Woy Woy wharf upgrade
Councillor questions need for study before action
Plans for sand study supported by community group
Rawson Rd was only crossing with two fatalities
Six tonnes of sand to be sculpted
Accident proves need for train guards - Tesch
Encourage development in Woy Woy, says Chamber
MP supports Umina youth festival
New electronic waste contractor engaged at the tip
Permanent dredging solution is supported - Tesch
Chamber opposes lower submission threshold
Rotary club pays for three Ugandan classrooms
Mary Mac's receives Rotary donations
Little 'trickle down' despite tourism success - Chamber
Council to appoint interim general manager
Surf club holds first seaside market
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A ray of hope on the horizon
Sand creates hazard on footpaths
Any system is better than this unwieldy, exclusive one
Council could never be accused of acting in haste
Bank inquiry is good news
Open letter sent to Central Coast Council
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Program to reduce risk of falling
Lymphoedema common on the Peninsula
Project success for retirement village and graduate
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Arts and crafts centre announces upgrades
Little Theatre performs satirical comedy Australia Day
Canadian duo first up at folk club
Blues Angels at Hardy's Bay

New electronic waste contractor engaged at the tip

A new electronic waste contractor has been engaged at Woy Woy in an attempt to recycle more of the component parts as well as to produce an income stream for the council.

"More of the items' parts are also being recycled including circuit boards, plastic and metals, reducing the impact on our landfills," said mayor Cr Jane Smith.

"Previously, we were required to pay for e-waste items to be recycled, but now Council is being paid with funds able to be redirected towards community assets and services."

Cr Smith said the new contractor used Swiss-designed technology packed in a 40ft container to break down the e-waste including flat panel displays, smart phones and laptops.

"The process uses an innovative system to break down and separate parts including the extraction of mercury from LCD backlighting tubes," she said.

"E-waste can pose major problems when not disposed of correctly, with toxic chemicals such as mercury and lead causing possible pollution and contamination.

"Through this new engagement, residents can now drop off up to 15 household e-waste items at either of our waste management facility at Woy Woy."

The new e-waste contractor, Toxfree, aimed to maximise e-waste recycling and reduce the amount of electronics ending up in landfill.

Cr Smith said this was an excellent initiative and encouraged residents to take advantage of this free service.

Items accepted include desktops, laptops, monitors, modems, keyboards, cables, drives and related accessories, printers and scanners, kitchen appliances, cooling and heating devices, audio equipment, electronic tools, electronic garden equipment and mobile phones

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