The City of Sydney is preparing for an expected surge in e-waste with a collection day for residents.

Free-to-air analogue television will be phased out by 2013, meaning households without a digital TV or set-top box will no longer receive a signal.

Televisions and computers contain toxic chemicals including lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium.

Since the city’s recycling program began in 2008, nearly 70 tonnes of e-waste have been collected.

The next e-waste collection will be on Sunday, September 12 at Bay Street Depot, Ultimo.

A Household Chemical CleanOut will occur on Saturday, July 10 for products like paint, varnish and solvents.

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