Free electronics waste recycling is available to Blacktown City residents, thanks to three collection points located throughout the city.
SITA Seven Hills and Eastern Creek, as well as Blacktown Waste Services in Marsden Park, are now providing free disposal of televisions, computers and peripherals such as monitors, printers, keyboards and mice.
Since 2008, the only free drop-off opportunity residents of Blacktown City had was thanks to Blacktown City Council's annual e-waste collection. Now residents have access to the scheme's collection points seven days a week, in most weeks throughout the year.
It's part of the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme to ensure more than 90 per cent of the materials in these products are recovered and recycled.
Details: 9839 6000 or techcollect.com.au.
Bats with lyssavirus
NSW Health has warned about the dangers of handling bats given the threat of the deadly lyssavirus that can be passed on from bat bites and scratches.
NSW Health said that many injured bats have sought shelter from bushfires, prompting people to pick them up or try to rescue them.
Lyssavirus is transmitted through bites and scratches from bats.
"If someone is bitten or scratched by any type of bat they should thoroughly clean the wound for at least five minutes with soap and water as soon as possible, apply an antiseptic solution to help prevent infection and seek urgent medical advice," Health Protection NSW director Jeremy McAnulty said.
Contact the experts at WIRES on 1300 094 737.