Events

Waste Art Project

Lachlan Plain was awarded the commission for the waste art sculpture in 2020. His intriguing sculpture, Family Unit, seeks to represent the way human connection is being augmented by technology, even though human desire is to simply connect with other humans.

Instead of the sculpture being unveiled at the Eltham Town Festival this year, there will be a slow reveal on our Facebook page leading up to a display at Eltham Farmer’s Market on Sunday 22 November – come along to see the sculpture and join us for a socially distanced chat.

Lachlan will take photos of the sculpture as he creates it and we will present a slide show once complete along with an online interview and discussion with Lachlan to talk about his design and the concepts behind it.

The waste material chosen by Clean Energy Nillumbik for 2020 is electronic waste, or e-waste. E-waste is growing rapidly as we update our personal, household and business appliances on a regular basis. These items are rich in re-usable materials such as the metals contained in casings, wiring and circuit boards, plastics used for buttons and handles, and glass used for screens and doors. Instead of these items ending up in landfill for thousands of years, a program has begun to reclaim as much as possible from each item.

Appliances and gadgets also contain chemicals that can leach into the soil and waterways if disposed of in landfill. Over time, these chemicals get into the food chain and cause harm to animals and humans.

You can recycle your old appliances here:

 

Mobile phones: Mobile Muster

www.mobilemuster.com.au

Nillumbik Shire Council office in Greensborough, Edendale Farm in Eltham

Free

 

Computers, tablets, printers and peripherals: National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme

Nillumbik Shire Council Transfer Station in Plenty, Eltham Library, Diamond Valley Library, Hurstbridge Community Hub,

Community Bank Stadium Diamond Creek

Free

Batteries

Nillumbik Shire Council Transfer Station in Plenty, Edendale Farm in Eltham, ALDI and IKEA stores

Free

Washing machines, dishwashers, vacuum cleaners, ovens, cooktops, microwaves, dryers

Nillumbik Shire Council Transfer Station in Plenty

Free

Refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners

De-gassing required before recycling

Nillumbik Shire Council Transfer Station in Plenty

Currently $43 ea

Light globes

Nillumbik Shire Council Transfer Station in Plenty, Eltham Library, Diamond Valley Library, Hurstbridge Community Hub,

Community Bank Stadium Diamond Creek

Free

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